Severity rate for work-related accidents

The rate of severity ( rate of  gravity) represents the number of days compensated for 1 000 worked hours, that is the number of days lost by temporary disability for 1 000 worked hours.

The rate of gravity of temporary disabilities is established as the number of days of temporary disability for 1 000  hours worked.

Calculation method for the severity rate for the occupational accidents :

Severity rate = number of days compensated x 1000 / number of worked hours

Calculation method  for the number of  worked hours :
you have to multiply Staff full-time equivalent of the company and the number of working hours made every year by a full-time person.

The severity rate is called in French “taux de gravité“.


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