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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Safety News From Around The World - Injured Worker Rights In The U.K.

A regular news feature summarizing workplace safety related news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety-related news and articles that came out during the past week. If you have any safety news tips, send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Turkish Union Says Lack Of Enforcement Of New Safety Training Requirements  Results In 147 Accidents Per Day

The World Bulletin " reports that: "A new Turkish workplace safety law has targeted the worryingly high rate of accidents in the workplace, but the law's requirement for the provision of basic workplace safety training urgently needs enforcement."

Turkey has a population of 74 million people, about twice that of California. The article reports that, "Turkish workplace rights group One Hope Association reported that 878 people died in workplace accidents last year, while the state-run Social Security Institution (SGK) stated in a report early in 2013 that a total of 12,286 workers died in accidents while on the job in Turkey between 2000 and 2012.a workplace rights group says there were about 878 workplace fatalities in 2012."

Read the complete article.

Injured Worker Rights In The U.K.

An article by William Hemner in BDay magazine provides a summary of the rights injured workers have in the United Kingdom.  This short article gives four categories of rights a worker in the U.K. has should they be injured.

The article opens by pointing out that: "If you are the victim of a workplace accident, it’s vital that you remember your rights and act accordingly. If it is revealed that you didn’t do the right thing at the right time, you may not be able to receive compensation for your injury."

Read the article in BDay Business News.

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Workplace Fatalities In Ireland Drop By 11%

The Independent reports that: "The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) received reports of 48 work-related deaths last year, down from 54 in 2011. Nearly a third of those who died were farmers."

Ireland has a population of 4.6 million people, about the same number of people as live in Louisiana.

The article continues by stating: "According to the HSA report, 13,835 workplace inspections and investigations were carried out in 2012 - a 5% increase on original targets. Nearly 23% of those inspections (3,136) were carried out in the agriculture sector, while 28% (3,932) involved the construction sector. Around 830 of the total inspections - 6% - resulted in formal enforcement action being taken. There were 20 prosecutions, resulting in sentences and fines otalling 425,000 euro."

Read the complete article.

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