Minister Pat Breen recently launched research findings completed by the ESRI and the HSA identifying the top 5 sectors with persistently high risks for work-related illness. The research tracks experiences over the period 2001 to 2014 using nationally representative surveys of the workforce collected by the CSO.
The research tracks experiences over the period 2001 to 2014 using nationally representative surveys of the workforce collected by the CSO.
Pat Breen, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, commented:
“…The research published today will greatly assist in identifying employees across a range of sectors who might be at risk of workplace related injury or illness. This will enable businesses to improve health and safety standards in the workplace and to reduce staff absences which also ultimately affect the productivity and growth of a business…”
Helen Russell, Research Professor at the ESRI, commented:
“The recovery is leading to strong employment growth which is to be welcomed. However, employment growth can bring with it increased risks to employee health and safety such as longer working hours and an influx new inexperienced workers. Our research shows that new recruits in construction, health, agriculture and transport have a significantly higher risk of occupational injury. Hence, there is need for supervision, training, and support to prevent rising injury and illness rates.”
Source: For a more detailed breakdown please visit ESRI
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