A work-related accident is any unintended event that occurs in the course of work (excluding domestic work) that leads to an injury or condition.
It can also be a Dangerous Occurrence, an Occupational Disease or:
- Traffic accidents that happen at the workplace or in the course of work, e.g. a traffic accident while commuting to work on company transport.
- Accidents that are incidental to or from work, e.g. slipping and falling within the workplace but when not performing official work duties.
- Conditions of a medical nature, such as heart attacks or strokes, that may be triggered by work.
A Dangerous Occurrence is one that is found in the list of Dangerous Occurrences.
An Occupational Disease is one that is found in the list of Occupational Diseases. Any disease not found in the list but which results from exposure to chemical or biological agents at work is also an Occupational Disease.
- Aniline poisoning
- Arsenical poisoning
- Beryllium poisoning
- Cadmium poisoning
- Carbarmate poisoning
- Cataracts due to infra-red,ultraviolet or X-ray radiation
- Compressed air illness or its sequelae, including dysbaric osteonecrosis
- Cyanide poisoning
- Diseases caused by excessive heat
- Diseases caused by ionizing radiation
- Hydrogen sulphide poisoning
- Lead poisoning
- Leptospirosis or its sequelae
- Liver angiosarcoma
- Manganese poisoning
- Mercurial poisoning
- Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb
- Noise-induced deafness
- Occupational asthma
- Occupational skin cancers
- Occupational skin diseases
- Organophosphate poisoning
- Phosphorous poisoning
- Poisoning by benzene or a homologue of benzene
- Poisoning by carbon dioxide gas
- Poisoning by carbon disulphide
- Poisoning by carbon monoxide gas
- Poisoning by oxides of nitrogen
- Poisoning from halogen derivatives of hydrocarbon compounds
- Toxic anaemia
- Toxic hepatitis
- Ulceration of the corneal surface of the eye from exposure to tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil (including paraffin) or soot
Unsafe acts or work conditions
This is any act or work condition that appears unsafe and may cause damage to life or property.