More than 17,000 people work for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

Definition of serious injury: Any harm – physical or mental – that result in permanent or prolonged incapacitation. The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority has set up nine points that characterise "serious injury":

  1. Head injury/ concussion (with loss of consciousness and/ or other serious consequences)
  2. Skeletal injuries (except simple rupture or broken fingers or toes)
  3. Internal injuries (injuries to internal organs such as lungs, kidneys, spleen, etc.)
  4. Loss of limb (amputation or parts thereof)
  5. Poisoning (danger of permanent health problems such as hydrogen sulphide poisoning)
  6. Loss of consciousness (due to environmental factors, such as oxygen deficiency)
  7. Incineration, frostbite or burns (all third degree burns, second degree in the face, hands or feet and partial burns covering at least 5 per cent of the body surface)
  8. General cooling (hypothermia)
  9. Injuries that require hospitalisation (except outpatient treatment)

Published 03 July 2015 11:24.. Last updated 28 June 2016 10:55.