Annual statistics of occupational accidents and occupational diseases in France
The number of occupational accidents remained stable in 2010, but the number of commuting accidents increased as much as the occupational diseases.
50 000 new cases of occupational diseases were listed in 2010 : it represents a 2,7 % increase compared with 2 009.This increase had been more than 8 % between 2 008 and 2009. These increases seem connected to a better consideration of the musculoskeletal disorders.
The serious occupational diseases, which leave health effects and give a permanent partial disability are also increasing by approximately 1 % compared with year 2009.
More than 98 000 commuting accidents were listed in 2010, that is a 5 % increase compared with 2009. On the other hand, occupational accidents remain stable. The occupational accidents incidence rate remains 36 accidents for 1 000 employees.
The occupational accidents incidence rate is an all-time low : 38 accidents for 1 000 employees.
The number of commuting accidents does not stop increasing since 2004 but the gravity of the accidents falls, there is fewer death.
The number of occupational accident decreased in 2,2 % this year, whereas the number of the commuting accidents by 2,8 % and that of the 3,5 % occupational diseases.
Since 1998, the number of occupational diseases continues to increase. Musculoskeletal disorders represent 81,2 % of the compensated occupational diseases. The diseases causedby the asbestos represent 10,1 % of the occupational diseases.
You can read also the following posts :
- Occupational accident, commuting accident : definitions
- Frequency rate, frequency index for work-related accident
- Severity rate for work-related accidents
- Occupational accidents formalities
- Recognition and compensation of occupational accidents
- List of the French tables of occupational diseases ( General Social security system)