HEALTHY WORKPLACES: GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Healthy Workplaces is a two-year campaign which aims to promote a management approach to risk assessment.
The two-year campaign seeks to convey clearly that risk assessment is a step-by-step examination of all aspects of work undertaken.
Risk assessment need not necessarily be complicated, bureaucratic or a task only for experts.
Why Risk Assessment?
Every 3.5 minutes, somebody in the EU dies from work-related causes!
167,000deaths are caused each year as a result of either work-related accidents (7,500) or occupational diseases e.g. asbestosis (159,500).
Every 4.5 seconds, a worker in the EU is involved in an accident that forces him/her to stay at home for at least 3 working days ie more that 7 million accidents a year.
Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
These all come at huge costs:
Costs for society
A prevention approach based on risk assessment aims to put measures in place to prevent such accidents and diseases.
If you have any further questions or need more information please contact the Environmental Health department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 86762205.