Netherlands and Germany have the lowest standardised incidence rates in the workplace in 2016

Across the EU Member States, the lowest standardised incidence rates in the workplace in 2016 were registered in the Netherlands (0.7 per 100,000 workers), Germany (1.1), Sweden (1.2) and the United Kingdom (1.5). In Cyprus the rate is 1.92 with a total of 5 such incidents (per 100,000) and in Greece 1.93 with 29 incidents.

This information is published today by Eurostat, to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work, which is held on 28 April.

According to Eurostat, fatal accidents are defined as those that lead to the death of the victim within one year after the accident took place. In more general terms, an accident at work is defined as an occurrence in the course of work, which leads to physical or mental harm of the person concerned.

The number of accidents in a particular year is likely to be related to some extent to the overall level of economic activity of a country and the total number of people employed in its economy. Standardised incidence rates aim to eliminate differences in the structures of countries economies. They correspond to the number of accidents per 100 000 workers adjusted for the relative sizes of economic sectors at EU level, says Eurostat.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Netherlands and Germany have the lowest standardised incidence rates in the workplace in 2016

Across the EU Member States, the lowest standardised incidence rates in the workplace in 2016 were registered in the Netherlands (0.7 per 100,000 workers), Germany (1.1), Sweden (1.2) and the United Kingdom (1.5). In Cyprus the rate is 1.92 with a total of 5 such incidents (per 100,000) and in Greece 1.93 with 29 incidents.

This information is published today by Eurostat, to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work, which is held on 28 April.

According to Eurostat, fatal accidents are defined as those that lead to the death of the victim within one year after the accident took place. In more general terms, an accident at work is defined as an occurrence in the course of work, which leads to physical or mental harm of the person concerned.

The number of accidents in a particular year is likely to be related to some extent to the overall level of economic activity of a country and the total number of people employed in its economy. Standardised incidence rates aim to eliminate differences in the structures of countries economies. They correspond to the number of accidents per 100 000 workers adjusted for the relative sizes of economic sectors at EU level, says Eurostat.

Source: Cyprus News Agency