“Occupational injury” means personal injury, illness or fatality resulting from an accident at work. A illness can also be recognised as occupational, if it has been caused by harmful effects in the working environment and is one of the conditions listed in the Norwegian regulations on occupational illnesses. 

The employer is obliged to submit an injury report to NAV (the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration) (see guidelines to section 31 of the Management Regulations).

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway shall be notified of all illnesses where the working environment may have contributed to the illness (see guidelines to section 32 of the Management Regulations).

Copies of forms containing personal data are to be sent by ordinary post to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, P.O. Box 599, 4003 Stavanger, and not by e-mail.


NAV 13-06.05 Report of occupational injury or illness incurred in connection with offshore petroleum operations (our form for offshore operations)

Land-based plants

NAV 13-07.05 Report of occupational injury or illness incurred during work on Norwegian or foreign land territory(Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s form for land-based operations - in Norwegian only)

Possible work-related illness

Physicians are obliged to report possible work-related illness on the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority’s form 154 b/c (in Norwegian only).

Personal injury statistics

We compile annual statistics embracing all personal injuries reported to us. Criteria for this reporting include death, serious personal injury, disability resulting in absence or medical treatment.

Injuries requiring first aid or incurred during free time are not included in the figures or tables.

When publishing occupational injury statistics, hours worked are used for normalisation. This means in practice that our figures on occupational injuries are presented as the number of injuries per million hours worked.

Only serious personal injuries are included in the indicators in the RNNP reports on trends in risk level in the petroleum industry (RNNP).

Serious personal injuries are defined in the guidelines to section 31 of the management regulations.