In an attempt to provide better information about fatal workplace hazards, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently developed a study comparing fatal work injuries in the EU and the US.
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Using data from 2010, the study shows that such a comparison is possible and will help identify areas for further research in the future.
Notable differences in the data include 19.3 percent of cases occurring in the manufacturing industry in the European Union, compared with 14.9 percent of cases in the United States, and 1.4 percent of cases occurring in the “accommodation and food service activities” industry in the European Union, compared with 4.4 percent of cases in the United States.
The study was done following a special session on statistics during the 7th EU-US Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health held in July 2012 in Brussels.
You can read the full report here.