• MEUSAC

  • Work-related accidents and injuries cost EU €476b a year

  • UĦM Voice of the workers


  • According to new global estimates by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), work-related accidents and injuries cost the European Union €476 billion a year.


    This was revealed during the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore between September 3 and 6.


    The EU-OSHA is an EU agency which researches, develops, and distributes reliable, balanced, and impartial safety and health information and organises pan-European awareness raising campaigns.


    Health in the workplace is a salient topic within the EU, especially when it comes to accidents at work. According to Eurostat, there was a slight increase in the number of accidents at work in the EU-28 between 2013 and 2014, with 49,000 more non-fatal accidents and 65 more fatal accidents. Together with work-related illnesses, these instances affect both workers’ health and costs.


    Together with the International Labour Organisation, EU-OSHA presented new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The new findings reveal that work-related injuries and illnesses worldwide result in the loss of 3.9% of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2,680 billion.


    The EU-OHSA also developed and unveiled a visualisation tool, useful for identifying the costs of work-related illnesses and accidents.


    For more information, please click here.






Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (Malta)
General Headquarters
“Dar Reggie Miller”
St Thomas Street
Floriana FRN 1123
Malta

Email: info@uhm.org.mt
Telephone: (+356) 2590 5000



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ISSUE 173 SEP 07





  • MEUSAC

  • Work-related accidents and injuries cost EU €476b a year

  • UĦM Voice of the workers


  • According to new global estimates by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), work-related accidents and injuries cost the European Union €476 billion a year.


    This was revealed during the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore between September 3 and 6.


    The EU-OSHA is an EU agency which researches, develops, and distributes reliable, balanced, and impartial safety and health information and organises pan-European awareness raising campaigns.


    Health in the workplace is a salient topic within the EU, especially when it comes to accidents at work. According to Eurostat, there was a slight increase in the number of accidents at work in the EU-28 between 2013 and 2014, with 49,000 more non-fatal accidents and 65 more fatal accidents. Together with work-related illnesses, these instances affect both workers’ health and costs.


    Together with the International Labour Organisation, EU-OSHA presented new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The new findings reveal that work-related injuries and illnesses worldwide result in the loss of 3.9% of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2,680 billion.


    The EU-OHSA also developed and unveiled a visualisation tool, useful for identifying the costs of work-related illnesses and accidents.


    For more information, please click here.















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Floriana FRN 1123 Malta

Telephone:   (+356) 2590 5000
Email:   info@uhm.org.mt
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