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Knowledge and Data

Filling data and knowledge gaps on occupational safety and health in global supply chains

The continuous advancement of knowledge and access to more reliable data are essential for the realization of safer supply chains. The Vision Zero Fund supports stakeholders in decision-making and strategy development by providing the most up-to-date knowledge and data on OSH in global supply chain.

The EU funded project, ‘Filling data and knowledge gaps on OSH in GSCs to strengthen the model of shared responsibility’, is central to the Vision Zero Fund’s mission. The project aims to ensure that key stakeholders have access to actionable knowledge on OSH and GSCs. This involves understanding the transformative forces affecting OSH in GSCs and the drivers and constraints for OSH improvement.

The project also aims to provide more reliable and gender-responsive data and statistics on occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. Currently there is insufficient data on the nature and scale of occupational accidents and diseases. Currently, there is insufficient data on the nature and scale of OSH accidents and diseases. The project seeks to fill these gaps to raise awareness of the importance of OSH and to inform more comprehensive policies to prevent OSH issues in the future.

To contribute to fill the data gaps and improve capacities to analyse OSH statistics, the Action is undertaking the following activities:

  • Conducting a comprehensive mapping of the different types of surveys (such as household and enterprise surveys) to support countries in the development of such instruments to collect data on OSH.
  • Developing  two “quick guides”, namely one on interpreting OSH statistics; and another to enhance the capacity of employers and workers to comply with their respective duties to report, record and notify occupational accidents, injuries and diseases.
  • Supporting the development of the WHO/ILO joint estimates on the work-related burden of disease and injury.



15 December 2019 – 15 January 2022

Development Partners

European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Project code

Reporting, Recording, and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases: A guide for Employers and Workers