Accident Prevention Program
- Accident Prevention Program: Focus on the prevention of occupational injuries such as crushes, slips and trips, and falls.
The rate of occupational injuries and illnesses has been stagnant since 2000. For dramatic reduction in occupational injuries and illnesses, KOSHA focuses its efforts on preventing occupational injuries such as crushes, slips and trips, and falls. The goal is a reduction in the rate of occupational injuries and diseases to below 0.6%.
The necessity of Accident Prevention Program
- Up until the late 1990s, the rate of occupational injuries and illnesses showed a downward trend. However, during the past 10 years, the rate has been stagnant at higher than 0.7% range.
- The fatality rate in Korea is two to three times higher than that of developed countries.
※ Changes in the rate of injuries and illnesses (%, Year)
0.83(2000) 0.77(2005) 0.72(2007) 0.71(2008) 0.70(2009) 0.69(2010) 0.65(2011) 0.59(2012)
- In Korea, 90% of accidents cause injuries to workers. Without a dramatic decrease in occupational injuries, it is difficult to bring down the stagnant rate of injuries and illnesses. By targeting the efforts on high-risk groups vulnerable to occupational injuries, the “Voluntary Risk Assessment” program seeks to reduce the rate of injuries and illnesses below 0.6%
- KOSHA has been conducting occupational accidents prevention businesses, under the mid-term goal of reaching 0.7% of occupational fatalities rate per 10,000 workers by 2017 :
implementing sector-specific projects which experience accidents frequently ; strengthening locally oriented prevention activities; carrying out activities to promote occupational health centered around workers and building up safety and health capacity in a whole society.
- Manufacturing industry
- (1) Workplaces prone to injuries and illnesses by region
- (2) High risk workplaces by sectors and sizes based on the previous records of injuries and illnesses ccurrence
- ※ Comprehensive, Technical and Educational Assistance according to rates of High risk