In 2015, there were 5,000 deaths in the EU as a result of accidents in the workplace. This is an incredible number and as this infographic from Hussey Fraser outlines, it makes proper safety procedures at work all the more paramount. The most common type of injury is one from someone tripping, tripping or falling. Falls are generally caused by poor safety procedures in the workplace.
Of course, there are certain industries more dangerous to work in than others and it turns out that working in agriculture is the most dangerous of all jobs. If you’re working a job where you feel the safety procedures aren’t adequate, it’s important to address the concerns with your employer.
For people who own a company, it’s vital that procedures are in place for accident prevention. Appointing a safety officer on construction sites for example can be hugely helpful as they will monitor the entire staff and hopefully reduce the number of injuries suffered. Find out more information about accidents at work in the infographic.