Safety and health at work in Asia and the Pacific

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Globally almost two million workers still die every year due to exposure to 19 occupational risk factors alone. It is estimated in Asia and the Pacific, work-related diseases and injuries are responsible for at least 1.2 million deaths, and the loss of 55 million healthy years.
Occupational accidents and diseases are all preventable. Governments, workers and employers in Asia and the Pacific renewed the commitment and are increasing their efforts to ensure and promote a safe and healthy working environment for all workers in all workplaces, in the framework of ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

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