worker dies from a work-related accident or disease.
Every 15 seconds, 153 workers have a work-related accident.
An estimated 2.3 million people die every year from
work-related accidents and diseases. More than 160 million people suffer from occupational and work-related diseases, and there are 313 million non-fatal accidents per year. The suffering caused
by such accidents and illnesses to workers and their families is incalculable. In economic terms, the ILO has estimated that more than 4% of the world's annual GDP is lost as a consequence of
occupational accidents and diseases.
The safety and health conditions at work are very different between countries, economic sectors and social groups. Deaths and injuries take a particularly heavy toll in developing countries, where a large part of the population is engaged in hazardous activities, such as agriculture, fishing and mining. Throughout the world, the poorest and least protected - often women, children and migrants - are among the most affected.
The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the ILO (LABADMIN|OSH) aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases. One of the goals of LABADMIN|OSH is to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda and to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.
Decent work is safe work.
FUENTE: International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Why workers in developing countries are more vulnerable at the workplace than workers in developed countries?
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