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More evidence of youth neglect in Sweden as work place injuries increased last year
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Maybe they have had it much better today than their greying seniors,
which is why Sweden has not done to assist the Swedish youth into
proper carrier path as could have been expected according to rhetoric.
A new report from the Swedish Work Environment Authority
(Arbetsmiljöverket), holds that too little introduction and proper
induction process in new tasks and jobs environment means that more
young men are susceptible to injured at work than would have been
expected from a leader in work place safety like Sweden.
the report which compiled all reported work injuries in 2011, it show
that last year, around 107 000 work-related injuries occurred in
Sweden. Of these, just over a quarter were so serious that they
resulted in sick leave, something assessed to have been more than a
year earlier. According to Hakan Olsson, of the Work Environment, one
group has seen its accident number increased dramatically.
They are young men of between 20 to 25 years of age who primarily works
for the staffing sector. Their tasks include transport, storage,
retailing and construction.
One reason attributed to this is the lack of proper introduction into
the jobs or task they are given. Employers who are in these places do
not take the time to provide information on the procedures and rules,
according to Hakan Olsson.
Last year, 57 fatal accidents occurred on the country's workplaces the
most vulnerable is the farming and construction professionals.
The number of people who suffered illness because of work increased
last year compared with 2010. Around 10,000 people became sick and the
most common are problems with the muscles and joints.
Hakan Olsson said that “We see it in health care and day care centres.
It is often women who have worked for a while in this business who are
mostly affected. It has grown over time and after a while it looks like
some sort of occupational disease. It may caused for example by heavy
lifting or poor ergonomic conditions.”
By Scancomark.se Team
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