“2.3m People Worldwide Die Annually From Work -related Hazards” – ILO

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ILO-BOSS-RYDERThe International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said about 2.3 million people in the world die as a result of occupational hazards.

ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, who revealed this, also said that 860,000 occupational mishaps occur every day with direct or indirect costs of occupational illnesses and accidents at work estimated at $2.8 trillion worldwide.

Ryder, at the Triennial World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (2014) said: “These figures are unacceptable and yet these daily tragedies often fail to show up on the global radar. Clearly, there is still much to be done. Serious occupational accidents are, firstly, human tragedies but economies and society also pay a high price.”

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