Home - What constitutes a lost time injury?
November 10, 2021 on chapter Safety recording

Could you please provide some clarification around lost time injuries? I would like to know whether two circumstances would count as lost time injuries:

  • when a worker seeks medical treatment, and the doctor advises they are fit for full duties immediately but the worker chooses to take sick leave related to an incident; and
  • incidents occurring during travel to and from work.

Generally speaking, a lost time injury is defined as an injury that results in a worker not being able to report to their next shift at work. This includes an injury that results in a fatality or permanent disability. In your two examples, we suggest that they would be recordable as lost time injuries.

The definition and reporting requirements arise under the Australian Standard, Measurement of occupational health and safety performance.


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