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A Job To Die For: 2.78 Million Workers Reportedly Die At Work Every Year

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A Job To Die For: 2.78 Million Workers Reportedly Die At Work Every Year
If going to work every day for the rest of your adult life sounds bad enough for you, brace yourselfe because we have worse news.

A recent study has found that approximately 2.78 million workers die from work-related injuries and work-related diseases every year.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed that a total of 7,500 workers around the world lose their lives every single day due to unhealthy and unsafe working conditions.

Out of this, 6,500 die due to diseases contacted at work places and 1,000 die from accidents and injuries. 

That's actually quite an eye-opening number.


Public Safety and Health Consultant Mohd Soffian Osman told Astro Awani that deaths in working places gives a negative impact on the economy and productivity, which represents almost four per cent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
 
Beginning in 1996, trade unions around the world commemorate victims involved in workplace accidents and illnesses on 28 April.
 
However, in 2003, the ILO 'rebranded' the day as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, aimed at promoting the prevention of workplace accidents and illnesses.

In Malaysia, the day has also become one of the annual agendas of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (MNKKP).

So, if you're feeling super stressed out at work, it's OK to take a day or two off just to rest. Nothing is more important than your health, right?

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