|Document ID (ISN)||106816|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Global estimates of traditional occupational risks
||2005, Supl.No.1, p.62-67. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; statistics; occupational diseases
||literature survey; mortality; infectious diseases; lung diseases; frequency rates; cardiovascular diseases; industrialized countries; developing countries; mining industry; cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases