Occupational risks

Towards a global culture of prevention

Working conditions have a major and direct impact on the health and well-being of workers.

Each year, an estimated 2.3 million people die as a result of work-related causes, 160 million new cases of occupational illnesses are reported, and there are more than 300 million non-fatal accidents at work.

Social security systems actively contribute to "Vision Zero" for a world without fatal and serious occupational accidents, and support a global culture of prevention that saves lives and promotes safety, health and well-being at work.