ITALY: A decline in occupational injuries and an increase in occupational diseases in 2013

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In its latest 2013 statistical report, the INAIL presents the main trends with regard to occupational injuries and diseases.

The number of occupational injury reports decreased
In 2013, INAIL recorded 694,648 injury reports, i.e. 50,000 less than in 2012; this represents a decline of around 7% year-on-year. Compared with the statistics for 2009, the decline amounts to 21%. The decline in the number of occupational injuries is therefore a long-term trend.

Over half of fatal injuries are due to commuting accidents and accidents while driving for work
The number of recognized cases of commuting accidents and accidents while driving for work fell 17% between 2012 and 2013. These accidents account for about 18% of the total number of occupational injuries, but 57% of fatal occupational injuries.

The number of occupational diseases reported increased
The number of reports increased by 12% in one year, from 46,283 in 2012 to 51,839 in 2013. INAIL recognized 38% of the diseases as being of work-related origin (19,745 cases).

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