Section 5-1 Recording of injuries and diseases

(1) The employer shall ensure that all personal injuries occurring during the performance of work are recorded. The same shall apply to diseases assumed to have been caused by the work or by conditions at the workplace.

(2) The records must not contain medical information of a personal nature without the consent of the person to whom the information applies. The employer shall treat as confidential information in the records concerning personal matters.

(3) The records shall be accessible to the Labour Inspection Authority, safety representatives, occupational health services and the working environment committee.

(4) The employer shall keep a statistical record of absence due to sickness and absence due to a sick child pursuant to more detailed guidelines issued by the Directorate of Labour and Welfare, cf. section 25-2, first paragraph, of the National Insurance Act.