The number of work-related accidents continues to decrease
In 2016, the overall occupational injury (OI) frequency stabilized at 33.8 OI per 1,000 employees. This level is considered “historically low”.
These good figures are due in particular to a decrease in the number of work accidents in the building and public works sector. These employees, in the front line, are required to carry heavy loads, but prevention actions in this sector have resulted in a 3.1% decrease in accidents last year. In ten years, they have declined by 29%.
The leading cause of occupational accidents is manual handling (53%), followed by falls (25%) and accidents involving the use of manual tools (9%).