- Every day, 6 300 people die of workplace accident or work-related disease – or more than 2.3 millions deaths a year. Most of the 317 millions accidents happening each year result in extended periods away from work.
- The human cost of this daily threat is significant and we believe the economic burden of bad workplace health and safety practices represents, every year, 4 percent of GDP.
- Occupational safety and health conditions differ significantly from a country to another, business sectors and social groups. Number of death and lesions particularly high in developing countries where a major part of the population work in hazardous sectors such as agriculture, fishing industry or mining exploitation. The most needy and less protected – usually women, children and migrants – are the most affected in the world.
Carte interactive des accidents du travail en Chine réalisée par CHina Labor Watch