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Asbestos Exposure Is One of the Biggest Workplace Fatalities
By: Asbestos Audit
However, there are jobs that bring a much greater risk of injury and fatalities. While safeguarding and risk assessments in place, workplace injuries remain a real risk in some industries. According to the International Labour Office (https://www.ilo.org/
Here, we take a look at the most dangerous industries to work in in the UK.
While we may prepare for immediate physical risks with personal protective equipment and hard hats, some workplace injuries might not be visible to the eye. According to the International Labour Office, work-related diseases caused the most workplace fatalities across the world, with hazardous substances alone causing 651,279 deaths a year.
Asbestos is the UK's biggest cause of fatality from workplace exposure, causing more than 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths (https://www.theguardian.com/
The risk of asbestos exposure isn't just isolated to one industry but can affect anyone, including office workers. There are still around six million tons of asbestos existing (https://www.asbestos.com/
Although this was the lowest recorded year of workplace fatalities with a total of 111 workers – 149 fewer than the year before – according to the HSE, a reduction in workplace facilities could be due to COVID-19 and a temporary halt in going to work.