This document contains the recommended definitions and reporting
boundaries for lagging health and safety performance indicators to
be used by International Council on Mining and Metals member
companies for the purposes of benchmarking activities.
- The indicators, definitions and reporting criteria were developed with input from ICMM member companies following these general principles:
- Injury and disease recording should reflect the impact of an employer’s operations on the workforce supporting the operations.
- Injuries and diseases that occur in locations under the control of the employer are included.
- Injuries and diseases that occur while undertaking activities under the control of the employer are included.
- Injuries and diseases that occur ‘on the job’ are included regardless of location.
- All employees and contractors are included.
- Injuries or diseases are recordable for all workers for whom exposure hours are recorded (or can be estimated).
- ‘Off the job’ injuries or diseases are not included.
Where these principles may conflict in application, Section 2 describes specific situations that may be included or excluded from recording requirements.
The document only addresses whether or not injuries and diseases should be recorded and how to classify them according to the ICMM categories. It does not address lost time accounting or severity rates as described in previous ICMM guidance or conventions in common use by member companies.
This document supersedes previous ICMM guidance on health and safety performance indicators. It should be noted that the scope of reporting and the definitions in this document are not directly in line with the scope and definitions used within any other reporting schemes.