Incidence Rate definition

A figure used to measure the level of injuries, accidents and illness across an organisation, site or industry. The incidence rate uses standardised time periods so that comparisons can be made and causality more easily identified. In larger organisations with thousands of employees, the spread of illness can form its own eco-system that businesses are increasingly putting into replace measures to help contain contagious illnesses. 


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