FINLAND: Hearing damage remains the leading occupational disease

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The number of confirmed occupational diseases decreased by about a quarter between 2012 and 2016.

The majority of them concern men and occur in the construction industry. Noise-related injuries remain the most frequent ones: 2,388 cases, or 1,049 cases per 1,000 workers. This is followed by asbestos-related pleural plaques (1,876 cases). These two pathologies account for almost half of all occupational diseases each year. An interactive presentation provides more information on the subject thanks to data by gender, age group or sector of activity, occupation, year, etc., which can be combined.

According to the FIOH, a significant proportion of occupational diseases could be prevented through information, better working conditions, technical solutions, good working and protection practices. Workplace risk assessment and the cooperation of the enterprise with occupational medicine also play a key role in the prevention of occupational diseases.

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