Occupational injuries


In 2009, the injury indicators showed improvement with respect to 2008. Because the phenomenon practically did not exist, the occupational disease rate is not available. No fatal occupational injuries were recorded, nor was it definitively established in 2009 that the Company was in some way liable for any fatal or serious accidents that had taken place in previous years

OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES (1) -  Terna employees

Terna Employees
2009 2008 2007
Injury rate 1.21 1.72 1.45
Lost-day rate 40.0 329.1 51.2
Absentee rate (2) 8,101  9,442 10,381
Number of accidents 36 50 40
    fatal 0 1 0
    serious  0 1 0

(1)The definitions adopted are those of the International Labour Organisation (ILO):

  • Injury Rate - This is the number of injuries entailing abstention from work for at least one day divided by the number of hours worked during the year, multiplied by 200,000, which corresponds to 50 weeks of work * 40 hours * 100 employees.
  • Lost Day Rate - This is the ratio between the days not worked because of injury and the number of hours worked during the year, multiplied by 200,000. The days are calendar days and are counted from the day on which the injury occurred.
  • Absentee Rate - This is the number of days of absence because of illness, strikes, and injury over the number of days worked in the same period, multiplied by 200,000.

(2) The reasons for absence considered do not include maternity, marriage leave, study leave, leave for union activity, other cases of paid leave, and suspensions. To facilitate the comparison with other sources, the following are the absentee rates calculated as percentages of the days worked: 2009 4.1; 2008 4.7; and 2007 5.2.

Occupational injuries of contractor employees

2009 2008 2007
Serious injuries 1 0 0
Fatal injuries 1 2 0