Number of Work-Related Injuries

Employee Health & Safety
Employee Injuries
Work-related injuries


This metric tracks the number of work-related injuries experienced by workers, as defined by local jurisdiction, within the last calendar year.

Expanded Definition

For the purpose of this measurement, the GRI identifies that workers include:

“All workers who are employees (i.e., those workers who are in an employment relationship with the organization according to national law or its application)”; and

“All workers who are not employees but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the organization.”

Note: Injury is defined by local rules and regulations. The ESG Data Convergence Project notes that the definition of injury “will vary by jurisdiction (e.g., all recordable injuries, injuries with one or more days away from work, injuries with 3 or more days away from work, including or excluding musculoskeletal disorders, etc.).”

The ESG Data Convergence Project explains that ”[i]njury records should come from national systems as part of primary data source (e.g., labor inspection records and annual reports; insurance and compensation records, death registers), supplemented by surveys.”

The GRI specifies that “the number of work-related injuries should include fatalities as a result of work-related injuries.”