Malta One Of The Safest Countries For Workers


A study conducted by UK health and safety consultancy firm, Arinite, has found that Iceland, Malta, and San Marino are the three safest countries for workers.



The study analysed data on occupational fatalities by the ILO, National Safety Council, and Elsevier Ltd. It then revealed the global fatality rate of economic activities across the globe, citing Iceland, Malta, and San Marino as the three least dangerous countries for workers.


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The team at Arinite analysed the reported average workplace fatality rate per 100,000 workers worldwide in a bid to expose the most dangerous countries, which revealed Bhutan in South Asia as the most dangerous country for workers, with an average fatality rate of 31.9. Following Bhutan was Timor-Leste with a rate of 29.2 worker fatalities and Nepal with a rate of 28.8.



Meanwhile, Iceland has held the title of the world’s most peaceful country since 2008 and even had zero work fatalities. Malta and San Marino also had zero work fatalities.


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The study went on to express how these countries experience few crimes and have high education levels and employment rates.



However, this doesn’t mean that no deaths were recorded among the workforce in Malta. As per the National Statistics Office, six fatal workplace incidents were recorded in the first half of 2021, while seven people died in the workplace in 2020.


Moreover, 892 non-fatal accidents per 100,000 employees were reported in 2020, as well as 2,328 non-fatal accidents.

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