Vol. 18 No. 5 [02.26.2014]
SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
...CASES OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
(THIRD OF A SERIES)
Manufacturing accounted for the highest cases of occupational diseases
- In the 2011/2012 BLES Integrated Survey, an occupational disease is defined as an abnormal condition or disorder other than one resulting from an occupational injury caused by exposure over a period of time to risk factors associated with work activity such as contact with certain chemicals, inhaling coal dust, carrying out repetitive movements, etc.
- The survey recorded a total of 85,483 occupational diseases in establishments employing 20 or more workers in 2011. (See Table)