30/08/2010

Health and safety in the European Union - a statistical portrait

A new report by EU-Eurostat presents a statistical portrait of health and
safety at work in Europe from 1999 to 2007. It focuses on accidents at work,
work-related health problems, occupational diseases and exposure to risk
factors at work. Data from different European surveys and register based
statistical systems are presented in this report, including the Labour Force
Survey (LFS) (more specifically the ad-hoc modules on safety and health at
work), European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW), European Occupational
Diseases Statistics (EODS), the European Survey on Working Conditions (EWCS),
and the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER).

A number of references also address European risk observatory research on
emerging risks and specific health issues, such as musculoskeletal disorders or
the health and safety risks of specific groups of workers.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work