The economic advantages of occupational safety and health have never been more apparent. New estimates from an international project show that work-related accidents and illnesses cost the EU at least EUR 476 billion every year. The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to EUR 119.5 billion.
The project results were presented at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore in September and are available on the EU-OSHA website as an interactive data visualisation.
This article summarises the main findings of the project.