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This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-LA6 - ‘Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender’.

This indicator also asks for type of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender, for the total workforce (total employees plus supervised workers) and for independed contractors working on-site). (G4-LA6-a, G4-LA6-b)

​Health and safety performance is a key measure of an organization’s duty of care. Low injury and absentee rates are generally linked to positive trends in staff morale and productivity. This Indicator shows whether health and safety management practices are resulting in fewer occupational health and safety incidents. An evaluation of trends and patterns may also indicate potential workplace inequity.

Methodology

This metric is looking for the workforce injury rate (the number of injuries per million hours worked by male workers in the reporting period).

"Lost time injury rates" are not appropriate for this metric, this metric is about recording the number of injuries. If this is presented as a ratio other than "per million hours worked", please convert it to "per million hours worked".

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the male injury rate - G4-LA6-a:

  • Identify the injury rate (IR) experienced during the reporting period by gender

  • Report this information for the total male workforce (that is total employees and supervised workers)

Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:

  • G4-LA6-c: ​The system of rules applied in recording and reporting accident statistics.

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