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International Labour Organisation tackles work related injuries

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:656
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Every year about 2.2 million people die from unintentional injuries at work and work related diseases, estimates the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The latest findings based on 2001 figures, the latest year with internationally comparable data, represents a 10% increase over similar measurements that used 1998 data.

    Jukka Takala, director of the ILO's safe work programme, and author of the report, told the BMJ that he believes that the current death rate “would be at least 5-10% higher over the 2001 figures.”

    The ILO report cautions that the numbers may be “vastly” under estimated since under-reporting is common in …

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