A look at the statistics for fatal workplace injuries shows that the annual number of fatalities for 2012 has reduced. This is to be welcomed. Allowing for the decrease in construction activity, the number of fatalaties is still decreasing.
The following table shows workplace fatalities for the years 2008 to 2012.
A closer look at figures for each year by economic sector shows that the greatest number of fatalities occur in agriculture, almost half the 2012 fatalities.
We are only looking at workplace fatalities, there are still workplace injuries to be considered.
Even if the overall statistics are improving, family and friends of another 39 people will be grieving this Christmas.
Health and Safety at work is surely everyone’s business.
Source HSA Website