Why Is This Important?
Work-related injuries and ill-health impose significant burdens on individuals, families, employers, the economy and society.
Every year, Jersey’s Health and Safety Inspectorate investigates many serious, and on occasion fatal, work-related accidents and instances of ill health resulting in multiple fractures, amputations, serious head injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as exposures to asbestos fibres. Such incidents not only cause suffering to individuals and their families. They can also result in lost income, insurance costs, productivity losses and administrative and legal costs to both individuals and employers. They also create demand and costs for Jersey's health care and social security systems.
Understanding key trends associated with occupational injury and ill-health is important in terms of prevention and targeting interventions.