Accidents at work occur every year. They usually have dire consequences for all concerned, not just the person in question, but their family, workmates and managers.
A workplace accident could also have significant financial consequences for the company. A well-organised workplace could help to prevent many workplace accidents.
The employer is responsible for the workplace and the working conditions there. Hence, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure, as far as possible, that employees are not exposed to accidents or ill health.
This info graphic provides a good and visual overview of how the conditions look around Europe. With these figures in mind, you can then check our products at Axelent and get a good idea of how to prevent accidents at work.
Here are the main statistics on accidents at workplaces in the European Union (EU). The information is from the European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW).
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IN 2014 THERE WERE CLOSE ON 3.2 MILLION NON-FATAL ACCIDENTS THAT LED TO AT LEAST FOUR CALENDAR DAYS OFF WORK AND 3,739 FATAL ACCIDENTS IN THE EU.
It should also be noted that fatal accidents are relatively rare. An average of I in roughly 850 accidents in EU countries in 2014.
Men are overrepresented among the accidents at work figures.
Non-fatal accidents at work compiled in ESAW are those that led to at least four calendar days off work (also known as serious accidents at work).
The highest occurrence of fatal accidents at work in 2014 were registered in Romania (7.1 fatal accidents per 100,000 employees).
An average of 2.3 fatal accidents occurred per 100,000 employees in EU countries in 2014.
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