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The Magazine of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work concentrates on a different theme in each edition. It aims to present the views of all sides: workers, employers and academics, as well as national, European and international representatives and experts.

This issue of the Magazine concentrates on the European week for Safety and Health at Work 2001. Accident rates at work have remained persistently high over the last decade. Most recent statistics show that almost 5 500 people in the European Union lose their lives at work each year and a far greater number are injured. As well as the human suffering involved, there is the economic impact. Every year, the direct insurance costs alone of workplace accidents are estimated to be � 20 billion and 149 million working days are lost. Individuals, businesses and society all pay the price. So it is vital to stay on guard against accident risks.
The positive news is that detailed long and short-term analyses have shed valuable light on the causes and incidence of these risks and, more crucially, indicated often powerful preventive measures. The challenge is to ensure that this information and good practice are disseminated and adopted as widely as possible.

This magazine can be down-loaded free of charge from the web site of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: int/

Additional information

Authors: No author provided, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: TE-AA-01-004-EN-C, pp.30
Availability: Magazine available from national Focal Points of European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: URL
ISBN: ISSN 1608-4144
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