Accidents at work and work-related health problems in the 2nd quarter of 2020

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The results of the LFS module survey conducted in the second quarter of 2020 show that 10.5 million out of 27.3 million people ever employed reported having suffered from work-related health problems in the 12 months prior to the survey.

1.2% of the employed sustained an accident at work in the 12 months before the survey. Men prevailed among the accident victims (72.9% of all people injured in accidents at work).

Out of 16.3 million people who were in employment in the second quarter of 2020, 65.7% indicated the occurrence of workplace factors that could have an adverse effect on their physical health. Tiring (forced, awkward) or painful position was the most often indicated physical health risk factor (32.4% of the employed).

45.0% of people working in the second quarter of 2020 indicated the occurrence of mental well-being risk factors in the workplace. The most employed persons (24.2%) indicated severe time pressure or overload of work.