Oxford English Dictionary 2025 (?) Tip·pex ac·ci·dent (BrE, noun, c) /ˈtɪp.eks ˈaksədənt/
The term is new, the reality behind it, unfortunately, is not.
Tippex accidents are work accidents that are not or inadequately reported and are thus ‘invisible’ or ‘harmless’.
Work accidents that, not unlike spelling errors, disappear under a thin layer of Tipp-Ex.
This can be done by an employee, employer or insurer.
Ranging from a rather harmless first aid instance to the more serious or even deadly work accidents.
The reasons and methods vary widely.
Do you want to learn more about this topic? Then please visit one of the infosessions or read the book. (Book currently only available in Dutch.)
Tipp-Ex is the UK trademark under which correction fluids are widely known, while the US trademark is ‘Wite-out’. This translation is geared primarily to UK English, and as such ‘Tipp-Ex’ has been used throughout. For US based promotion, ‘Wite-out’ might be a better option.