With figures indicating that over 2.3 million die every year due to work related accidents or diseases, it is clear that more information and education is required on the subject.
The impact of workplace accidents also has a detrimental effect on the global economy. It is estimated that there are 313 million non-fatal workplace accidents each year, which results in a loss of 4% of the world’s annual GDP.
Safety in the workplace is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee. The employer must ensure that all risks and hazards are identified and assessed. Control measures must be introduced as a solution to risks and hazards that cannot be alleviated. It is the employee’s responsibility to comply and cooperate with relevant safety laws and with the employer.
In this infographic we have sought to convey the dangers of failing to implement correct safety standards and precautions at work. We have illustrated the implications for employees, employers, and also the dangers for those in surrounding areas.
We hope that this infographic helps to raise awareness of the importance of high standards of health and safety at work.