Focus on hazardous working conditions
Some 200,000 people suffer an accident at work every year in the Netherlands. About 60 die as a result. An estimated 4,000 people die from unhealthy working conditions every year. The Netherlands Labour Authority is tasked with following up reports of accidents and work-floor complaints. It does so transparently, but our investigation of the reporting process also found that many reporting bodies failed to report at least half and possibly up to 70% of accidents. The Authority therefore has no oversight of dangerous working conditions and is unable to optimise safety at work. Temporary workers and labour migrants are at particular risk of work-related accidents.
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