Injury rate, GRI 403-9-a (formerly G4-LA6-a)
What is the workforce – total employees and supervised workers - injury rate? (Injuries per million hours worked)

About the data

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Guidelines. 

GRI 403 addresses the topic of occupational health and safety. Healthy and safe work conditions are recognized as a human right and addressed in authoritative intergovernmental instruments, including those of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Healthy and safe work conditions involve both prevention of physical and mental harm, and promotion of workers’ health.  

Prevention of harm and promotion of health require an organization to demonstrate commitment to workers' health and safety. They also require the organization to engage workers in the development, implementation, and performance evaluation of an occupational health and safety policy, management system and programs that are appropriate to the organization’s size and activities. 

In addition to preventing harm, an organization can promote workers’ health by offering healthcare services or voluntary health promotion services and programs, which, for example, help workers improve their diet or quit smoking. Data on work-related injuries are a measure of the extent of harm suffered by workers; they are not a measure of safety.

In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-LA6 is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 403-9 code used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here.

For this metric question you are being asked to identify the injury rate per million hours worked of an organization for a specific year. Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.

"Lost time injury rates" (LTIR) are not appropriate for this metric, this metric is about recording the total recordable injury frequency rate. If this is presented as a ratio other than "per million hours worked", please convert it to "per million hours worked".

Keywords and search terms for this metric

- Injury / Injuries

- Accident

- Mortality

- 403-9


- GRI Index

Answers & Calculations

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This metric is asking you for an injury rate, not the total number of injuries. Companies may report their injury rate per 200,000 hours worked or 1 million hours worked. The answer for this metric must be entered into WikiRate in million hours worked. Make sure you check the unit of measurement and do any conversions necessary. 

E.g. If the company reports its injury rate as '5 injuries per 200,000 hours worked' the answer should be converted to million hours worked and entered on WikiRate as '25 injuries per million hours worked'