According to provisional data published by the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy, accidents at work (including commuting accidents) with time off work and fatal accidents increased in 2022 by 10.4% and 17.2% respectively. Out of a total of 1,196,425 accidents, 631,724 led to a sick leave, of which 4,714 were serious and 826 were fatal (i.e. 121 more deaths than in 2021). As for occupational diseases, a total of 42,320 were recorded in 2022, of which 9,716 resulted in sick leave time.
In a report that has just been published, CCOO, the Trade Union Confederation of Workers’ Commissions, analyses all the data. Denouncing the situation regarding occupational accidents, it called on the government to “tackle the problems and causes in an intensive and effective manner” through not only technical but also political and legislative measures. In the conclusion of this report, CCOO makes several proposals, ranging from the organisation of a major round table to the revision of the lists of occupational diseases and the strengthening of labour inspections.