Statistical reports estimate about 2.2 million people die from work-related accidents around the world, according to the ILO which related deaths appear to be on the rise. Most accidents on the job, however, are less spectacular but they still have devastating effects for the worker and the economy. The statistical numbers pointed out, that more than 70 per cent, or 8,238 of the 11,687 accidental falls occur from a height of less than 3 meters, mostly in the construction industry.
But now there are some organizations advocating for the safety and healthcare of workers, one important in Korea is called Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA). In Korea there were 2,453 fatal accidents in 2006 .Therefore this new campaign is published online and reflects the political importance by showing the way to an integrated framework for occupational safety and health.
The new movement toward a safer workplace will also be key to the agenda of the 18th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to be held in Seoul in July 2008.
Furthermore most responsible for establishment of The World Congress is ILO, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the hosting organization.see here
Also important to mention is every on the 28th of April “The World Day for Savety and Health at Work” an International Worker Memorial Day. (for more details click here)