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Document ID (ISN)106816
CIS number 07-765
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takala J.
Title Global estimates of traditional occupational risks
Bibliographic information 2005, Supl.No.1, p.62-67. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract This study used employment figures, reported fatal accident rates and mortality data on various diseases and injuries together with literature data to compute the rates of occupational accidents and diseases for several countries worldwide. It was estimated that an average of 2.2 million fatalities due to work-related factors occurred worldwide annually. The most significant problems identified were work-related cancer (in particular in industrialized countries), occupational accidents (in rapidly industrializing countries), work-related cardiovascular diseases, work-related communicable diseases (in tropical developing countries) and work-related lung diseases in countries where mining is a major activity. It is estimated that 270 million nonfatal occupational accidents and 160 million work-related diseases occur worldwide every year.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; statistics; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; mortality; infectious diseases; lung diseases; frequency rates; cardiovascular diseases; industrialized countries; developing countries; mining industry; cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases