Every Worker Hast the Right to Work Safely and to Come Home at the End of the Workday
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In this modern era, world is globally marching towards the advancement, expansion, urbanization and industrialization. The flowering of the entire world relishes upon the worker and their imperative and influential contribution. More than half of the entire world population serves as a worker/employee for the enhancement and evolution but the safe platform to deliver their effort is still ambiguous, uncertain and of concern with a worker dying every 15 seconds and more than 10 workers getting injured every second as a result of their workplace hazard (ILO, 2014). This number worsens when analyzed in the developing countries as only 15% of entire worlds worker is covered with occupational health services. Currently, about 2.2 million worker die each year as a result of work related accident or illness, 268 million non fatal injuries with three lost work days in average, 160 million of new work related cases and 8% of psychological disease as a result of work (ILO, 2005). Although these data shows astounding status of workers health and safety, these represent merely the tip of iceberg of whole scenario. These were the data extracted from formally registered workplace, but in many economically thriving countries, with more accident prevalence and less occupational health services, most workers are informally employed and without any records leading to more catastrophic scenario. So this suggests a massive burden and crisis to world economy and underlies a huge challenge for governments, economy and health systems.
To overcome this onus, different governing bodies and organizations including WHO (World Health Organization) and ILO (international labor organization) postulated several plans and strategy. One of them as sanctioned by ...
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