Definition: Year for the first recognition
For prevalent cases of occupational disease which have been recognised previously with a first severity (either temporary or permanent), the year for the first recognition should be entered. Those cases of particular interest are the following in Phase 1:
- In a compulsory way, cases where the person died during the reference year because of the occupational disease which had been recognised previously either as temporary or permanent disease.
- In an optional and pilot way, cases which have changed "status", i.e., either from a temporary to a permanent occupational disease or where the level of disability have been changed during the reference year.
European Occupational Diseases Statistics (EODS), Phase 1 methodology - Eurostat Working Paper Population and social conditions 3/2000/E/n°XX, December 2000