Riccardi, Inail 2019 data show a decrease in workplace accidents

Trieste, April 4 – “The processing carried out by the Region on the basis of consolidated data provided by Inail referring to 2019 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia shows, compared to the previous year, both a decrease in accidents declared work, which fell from 12,705 to 12,376, both a drop in accidents recognized as such by the institute, which in fact fell from 8,151 in 2018 to 7,988. A drop which is also reflected in serious accidents, which went from 1,955 to 1,835 and fatal accidents, which went from 16 to 9. With regard to occupational diseases, most of which concern the osteo-articular, muscular or connective systems (66.4% ), in our region, however, a higher incidence of respiratory and tumoral diseases is evident compared to the rest of the country: the former represent 12.3% of the total compared to 4.1% in the rest of the Northeast and 5, 2% in Italy in general, while neoplasms account for 10.5% against 4.9 percent and i 5 percent. This last situation is caused by the high number of workers exposed to asbestos”.

This was confirmed by the Deputy Governor responsible for health Riccardo Riccardi during the meeting of the Regional Committee for the Coordination of Occupational Health and Safety, during which it also emerged that “in Friuli-Venezia Giulia , the life expectancy is 81.3 years for men and 85.8 years for women, but the difference between this figure is the healthy life expectancy of about 10 years for men and 13 years for women. On the other hand, the period spent in poor health with illnesses or disabilities is increasing. The Region has therefore carved out an important role for health pathways within the 2021-2025 Prevention Plan, which aims to improve lives through far-reaching interventions”.

Riccardi explained that “the Plan foresees great attention to the promotion of health in a general sense with initiatives that start at school but, given that 50% of regional workers are over 50, they also involve the place In addition to promoting healthy lifestyles, which reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, it is indeed necessary to prevent accidents at work and occupational diseases, which lead to a deterioration of health conditions”.

The document was welcomed positively by the members of the commission, including the unions, and the Deputy Governor finally recalled that “our health system is currently managing the pandemic situation but is also called upon to participate in the management of the reception of refugees in escaping the war in Ukraine. In addition to providing screening and vaccinations against Covid-19, our health professionals also take care of the many Ukrainian children suffering from an oncological disease, to whom all the support of Friuli Venezia Giulia will go “. ARC / ma/al

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