World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017 – Accurate data will help to save live
„Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,“ says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April 2017.
On this World Day for Safety and Health at Work the ILO highlights the urgent need for vastly improved national occupational safety and health (OSH) data.
It is estimated that over 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents causing injuries occur in the workplace each year. However, these estimates do not properly reflect the magnitude of the problem, nor the real impact of occupational accidents and diseases on workers, families and economies. Better national data is needed for a better understanding of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases and to underpin effective policies and strategies for safe and healthy workplaces.
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