I saw this topic and start to think, if we usually think about safety and health work, or just for the money amount what we could earn, for example – working in not good conditions.
They give this type of description – “Globally 2.2 million people die annually from work-related accidents and diseases and work-related deaths appear to be on the rise. Moreover, each year an estimated 270 million people suffer non-fatal, work-related accidents resulting in at least three days absence from work and an additional 160 million new people suffer from some work-related illness.”
How it is in your counties? Do you think people are informed enough where they can go, if they need some help? They receive some retiring allowances when they have been working unhealthy work?
For example in Latvia less than half of Latvian workers and 81% of employers consider that they are aware of the legal aspects of employment relations. Some 79% of employers interviewed are aware of work safety issues, but only 14% consider themselves to be very well informed in this area. Overall, 30% of the employers interviewed admit that work safety regulations under Latvian labour legislation are difficult to comply with. These findings, among others, are the conclusions of the public opinion study on the operation of the State Labour Inspectorate, carried out in 2007.
I found as well one table with the question ‘Do you encounter the following conditions at your workplace?’ (Employee survey).
And here you have link to find more information about his conference: