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Accidents at work. It's hard to believe what costs they generate for society as a whole

MedExpress Team

Irena Piekarska

Published Dec. 29, 2023 13:24

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The work environment threatens health and life. Developments in technology and safety strategies are not improving workplace safety fast enough. Worldwide, nearly 3 million people die each year from occupational accidents and diseases.

The XXII World Congress on Occupational Safety and Health concluded in Sydney, Australia on November 30. This is the world's largest meeting of experts and practitioners in the field of occupational safety and health and occupational diseases. In today's world, realities are constantly changing in labor markets, but still some are using outdated modes of production, contributing to more life and health adverse events. Regardless of the level of development in all work cultures, there are still too many factors that cause the performance of work duties to have negative health effects that burden entire populations.

According to the UN, men are more likely to be victims of accidents than women, and differences also exist at the geographic level. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 63% of all fatal accidents worldwide, w...

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