Workplace-related diseases account for most global work deaths

05/29/2013 | EHS Today

There needs to be more focus on cancer and work-related circulatory diseases as they cause 55% of the world's annual worker deaths, experts say. "People should go to work ... and return home as safe and sound as when they started working and we're far, far from that," says Dr. Jukka Takala, executive director of the Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Ministry of Manpower Services Centre, in Singapore.

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