Work-related Nonfatal Injuries Around the World

The interactive map on this page presents international work-related injury rates and counts collected by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency. Use the filters at the top of the map to explore injury trends by year and industry. Injury rates per 100,000 workers or injury counts also can be selected. Hover over a country to see historic trends and details. Participation by countries varies each year; adjust the “year” filter to see if data is available for a specific country.

The ILO recommends using historic trends rather than single-year rates or counts.  When measured over time, the data can reveal progress or deterioration in occupational safety and health, and thus point to the effectiveness of prevention measures. Also, indicators on occupational injuries are volatile, and large annual fluctuations may occur due to unexpected but significant incidents or national calamities. It is important to analyze the underlying trends.

Finally, the variety of data sources on occupational injuries, which includes administrative records, establishment surveys, and household surveys (such as labor force surveys), hinders the comparability of the data across countries, since each source provides information on different, specific concepts. Hover over a country to get the Tooltip, which provides notes on data source and country-specific definitions.

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Source: National Safety Council analysis of ILO data