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As in the previous two years, in 2012 there were no fatal occupational injuries suffered by the Group's employees. The total number of injuries was in line with the previous years. The injury rate shows limited fluctuations over time, while the absentee rate confirms the falling trend. No hours of absence were ascribable to occupational disease because the type of activities carried out by Terna does not entail any work associated – on the basis of the official legal tables – with the possible onset of occupational diseases. Terna's occupational disease rate must therefore be considered always zero.

No fatal occupational injuries, nor cases of fatal or serious accidents occurred, even in previous years, for which in the three years considered corporate liability was definitively ascertained. In 2012 there were no accidents involving Terna's female employees.

OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES - TERNA EMPLOYEES

GRI-ILO DEFINITIONS (1)201220112010
Injury Rate1.771.671.74
Lost Day Rate63.046.465.0
Absentee Rate (2)7,632.17,757.07,796.5
Occupational Diseases Rate000
Numero di incidenti514950
- of which serious312
- of which fatal000
(1) As required by the GRI protocols, the definitions adopted are those provided for by the International Labour Organization (ILO). To facilitate comparison with other sources, the following notes show the figures of the same indicators calculated with alternative formulae. It was not considered necessary to further break down the data by region, because Terna only operates in Italy. Injury Rate This is the number of injuries with at least one day’s abstention from work divided by the number of hours worked during the year and multiplied by 200,000 (corresponding to 50 work weeks x 40 hours x 100 employees). To facilitate comparison with other sources, this indicator was also calculated using a multiplication factor of 1,000,000 instead of 200,000 (consequently obtaining an injury rate five times that of the ILO). With this calculation method, the injury rate came out at 8.8 in 2012, 8.3 in 2011, and 8.7 in 2010. Lost-Day Rate This is the ratio between days not worked owing to injury and hours worked in the year, multiplied by 200,000. Days not worked are calendar days, counted starting from when the injury occurred. To facilitate comparison with other sources, this indicator was calculated using a multiplication factor of 1,000. With this calculation method, the lost-day rate came out at 0.3 in 2012, 0.2 in 2011, and 0.3 in 2010. Absentee Rate. This is the number of days of absence owing to illness, strikes and injuries out of the number of days worked in the same period, multiplied by 200,000. To facilitate comparison with other sources, this indicator was calculated as a percentage of days worked. With this calculation method, the absentee rate came out at 3.8 in 2012, 3.9 in 2011, and 3.9 in 2010. Occupational Disease Rate This is the total number of cases of occupational disease divided by the hours worked in the year, multiplied by 200,000. (2) The reasons for absence considered do not include maternity leave, marriage leave, study leave, leave for trade union activities, other cases of paid leave, and suspensions.

As shown in the table below, in 2012, 2 fatal accidents occurred among employees of contractors and subcontractors. These accidents occurred during tree cutting and demolition activities.

OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS

GRI-ILO definitions201220112010
Occupational injuries of contractors' employees101314
- of which serious345
- of which fatal200
Injury Rate (1)0.630.750.85
(1)This is the number of injuries with at least one day’s abstention from work divided by the number of hours worked during the year and multiplied by 200,000 (corresponding to 50 work weeks x 40 hours x 100 employees). To facilitate comparison with other sources, this indicator was also calculated using a multiplication factor of 1,000,000 instead of 200,000 (consequently obtaining an injury rate five times that of the ILO). With this calculation method, the injury rate came out at 3.1 in 2012, 3.7 in 2011 and 4.2 in 2010.