Accident risk at work still remains!

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)

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2 thoughts on “Accident risk at work still remains!

  1. When i was working in the USA during the summer the accidents at work were many. From most of the cases the problems were not only because of poor protection from the employer but also from the side of the workers. The people tended to do things they were not allowed for them. I think thatt it was also my case, but i was forced sometimes do many things at one time, and so in order to shorten some action i did not pay too much attention to the protection protocols.
    There are many people like this. Many times work has to be done quickly, there is a big pressure from the upper leves of management and therefor the workers are forced to work quickly and then it happens that protection is little bit forgotten.

    Reply
  2. When i was working in the USA during the summer the accidents at work were many. From most of the cases the problems were not only because of poor protection from the employer but also from the side of the workers. The people tended to do things they were not allowed for them. I think thatt it was also my case, but i was forced sometimes do many things at one time, and so in order to shorten some action i did not pay too much attention to the protection protocols.
    There are many people like this. Many times work has to be done quickly, there is a big pressure from the upper levels of management and therefor the workers are forced to work quickly and then it happens that protection is little bit forgotten.

    Reply

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