In the first half of 2016, the number of workplace fatalities increased by 40%, compared to the same period in 2015. According to the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Statistics Report released by the WSH Institute, there were 42 fatalities in the first half of 2016, compared with 30 the same period last year. 6,149 injury cases were also reported in the first half of the year, compared to 6,009 in 2015. The first half of the year also saw a slight decrease in occupational diseases, from 441 in 2015 to 400 this year.
For the WSH Report January – June 2016, click here.
For an the overview of WSH statistics in January – June 2016, click here.