Work-related and occupational diseases are multifactorial diseases among the working population that have a heavy impact on workers, enterprises, and society. We calculated estimates for 2002, using global regional estimates of disease mortality, and adjusted attributable fractions produced for work-related diseases in Finland. The estimated number of fatal work-related diseases is about 2 million worldwide. The most common fatal workrelated disease groups are cancers (25%), circulatory diseases (21%), and communicable diseases (28%). Though estimates of fatal work-related diseases have some limitations, they are needed for prevention.
|Journal||International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Occupational diseases
Hämäläinen, P., Saarela, K. L., & Takala, J. (2011). Global estimates of fatal work-related diseases by region and disease group, 2002. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 17(1), 49-56.