Days Lost Due To Work Related Illness By Occupation In UK

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This dataset contains estimates for the number of working days lost due to work-related illness and the rate of working days lost per worker, by type of illness and occupation, in the United Kingdom. The statistics are calculated by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) based on the Labor Force Survey (LFS) data provided by the Office for National Statistics.

Complexity

For working days lost, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) gives estimates and rates of the total number of days off work due to work-related illness where:

– Working days lost due to work-related illness is a measure of the total time lost due to all episodes of the illness over the 12 month reference period whereas working days lost due to workplace injury is a measure of the elapsed time between injury and returning to work and does not include any subsequent time taken off work
– Rates presented are in the form of average annual working days lost (full-day equivalent) per full-time equivalent worker

People who have conditions which they think have been caused or made worse by their current or past work, as estimated from the LFS. Estimates are based on the most serious work-related illness, as defined by the individual, if they have more than one. HSE has collected data on ill health through the LFS, periodically since 1990 and annually from fiscal year 2001-2002, with the exception of fiscal years 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 when no ill health data were collected.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is the system used in UK official statistics for classifying workers by the type of job they are engaged in. This has been revised several times, and the LFS has been coded using SOC 2010 starting with the fiscal year 2010-2011, replacing SOC 2000 used since 2001-2002.

With roots stretching back to 1833 the modern HSE is an independent regulator with over forty years’ experience helping Great Britain work well. The Labor Force Survey is a survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. Its purpose is to provide information on the UK labor market which can then be used to develop, manage, evaluate and report on labor market policies. The survey is managed by the Office for National Statistics in Great Britain and by the Central Survey Unit of the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETINI).

Since 1992, the LFS in Great Britain has run as a quarterly survey (fiscal year 1994-1995 for Northern Ireland). The quarterly surveys have until spring 2006 operated on a seasonal quarter basis. However, mostly due to an EU requirement under regulation, in May 2006 the LFS moved to calendar quarters. The 2006-2007 fiscal year data is the first set of HSE data based on the LFS to be affected by this change. The LFS is intended to be representative of the whole population of the UK, and the sample design currently consists of around 37,000 responding households in every quarter. The quarterly survey has a panel design whereby households stay in the sample for five consecutive quarters (or waves), with a fifth of the sample replaced each quarter. Thus there is an 80% overlap in the samples for each successive survey.

Date Created

2017-11-15

Last Modified

2017-11-15

Version

2017-11-15

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

2001-2017

Spatial Coverage

United Kingdom

Source

John Snow Labs; Health and Safety Executive;

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Keywords

Health And Safety Executive, HSE Statistics, Labor Force Survey, Work-Related Illness, Working Days Lost, Occupational Health Statistics, Working Days Lost, Days Lost Per Worker, Occupational Classification, Self Reported Work Related Illness

Other Titles

Estimated Working Days Lost Due To Work-Related Illness By Occupation in United Kingdom, UK Labor Force Survey Statistics For Working Days Lost Due To Work-Related Illness By Occupation, HSE Statistics For Working Days Lost Due To Work-Related Illness By Occupation

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Measurement_Period_TypeSpecifies if the estimated average working days lost value is calculated based on the values from a single year, three years or five yearsstring-
Illness_Category_LevelSpecifies the level of categorization (detail) for the illness typestringrequired : 1
Illness_CategoryIndicate the illness type (category)string-
SOC_LevelIndicates if the corresponding occupation name and SOC code are for a major, sub-major, minor or unit group of occupationsstring-
SOC_Major_Group_CodeIndicates the number of the major group of occupations, which is the first number from the corresponding SOC codestring-
OccupationSpecifies the name of the occupation groupstring-
SOC_CodeSpecifies the Standard Occupational Classification system code for the occupation groupstring-
Measurement_PeriodSpecifies the years when the LFS data were collectedstring-
Days_LostThe estimated annual number of working days lost (full-day equivalent), in thousands, due to illness in the United Kingdom, calculated with a confidence level of 95%integerlevel : Ratio
Days_Lost_Confidence_Interval_LowThe lower value of the 95% confidence interval of the estimated annual number of working days lost, in thousandsintegerlevel : Ratio
Days_Lost_Confidence_Interval_HighThe upper value of the 95% confidence interval of the estimated annual number of working days lost, in thousandsintegerlevel : Ratio
Days_Per_WorkerThe estimated annual number for the rate of working days lost per worker, calculated with a confidence level of 95%numberlevel : Ratio
Days_Per_Worker_Confidence_Interval_LowThe lower value of the 95% confidence interval of the estimated annual number for the rate of working days lost per workernumberlevel : Ratio
Days_Per_Worker_Confidence_Interval_HighThe upper value of the 95% confidence interval of the estimated annual number for the rate of working days lost per workernumberlevel : Ratio
Days_Per_Worker_Significance_Different_To_All_Occupations_RateIndicates if the statistical significance level of the estimated value for the rate of working days lost per worker is different or not from the significance level of the estimated rate calculated across all occupationsstringenum : Array
Days_Per_Worker_Significance_Different_To_Previous_Period_RateIndicates if the statistical significance level of the estimated value for the rate of working days lost per worker is different or not from the significance level of the previous period valuestringenum : Array
Is_Rate_Estimated_On_Less_Than_40_ValuesIndicates if the estimated rates for days lost per worker and days lost per case values are calculated using less than 40 observed valuesboolean-
Measurement_Period_TypeIllness_Category_LevelIllness_CategorySOC_LevelSOC_Major_Group_CodeOccupationSOC_CodeMeasurement_PeriodDays_LostDays_Lost_Confidence_Interval_LowDays_Lost_Confidence_Interval_HighDays_Per_WorkerDays_Per_Worker_Confidence_Interval_LowDays_Per_Worker_Confidence_Interval_HighDays_Per_Worker_Significance_Different_To_All_Occupations_RateDays_Per_Worker_Significance_Different_To_Previous_Period_RateIs_Rate_Estimated_On_Less_Than_40_Values
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Chefs54342004-2007false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Chefs54342007-2010false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Chefs54342010-2014false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Chefs54342014-2017false
5 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Chefs54342006-2011false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Cooks54352004-2007false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Cooks54352007-2010false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Cooks54352010-2014false
3 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Cooks54352014-2017false
5 yearAllAll illnessUnit5Cooks54352006-2011false