International Journal of Labour Research

Work-related injuries, diseases and Covid-19

This article reviews the latest global and country numbers of occupational accidents and work-related illnesses and related economic costs in selected countries and regions, compared to the numbers for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The authors examine the types of occupations most at risk of infection and provide examples of COVID-19 experience from three countries in different regions (Italy, Republic of Korea and South Africa). Finally, actions to strengthen health and safety in the workplace are recommended to be taken by the various stakeholders.