Working for better data

Injury data

If we want to prevent accidents, we need to know how many, where and under what circumstances they occur and how serious the resulting injuries are. Therefore access to accident and injury data is indispensable for an effective deployment of injury prevention and safety promotion policies in countries.

For road traffic injuries and work-related injuries adequate registration systems are in place, but for home and leisure injuries many countries are lacking a robust infrastructure for data collection.

Therefore, EuroSafe’s injury data activities serve a vital function in helping partners in countries to set up cost-effective systems for injury data collection and to assist them in exchanging these data on accidents and injuries at EU-level.