Thursday, August 17, 2017

Occupational illness rate decreases in the Sverdlovsk region

The rate of occupational illness decreased by 28.3 percent in the Sverdlovsk Region last year compared with the year before, according to the regional division of Rospotrebnadzor.

Statistical data provided by the division shows that there were 512 instances of illness and poisoning in the region in 2012. The total number of victims came to 480 people, including 98 women, 32 of whom fell ill twice or more often, Ural Business Consulting reports.

There were 2.7 cases per every 10,000 instances of an illness.

There has also been a rise in the number of people diagnosed with two or more industrial pathologies.

Problems related to insufficiently available medical help for blue-collar workers are sill acute in the Sverdlovsk region's remote areas, which has caused delays in diagnosing problems, enhancing the risk of ensuing industrial pathologies.

Occupational illnesses were detected in 106 Sverdlovsk region-based organizations last year, mainly at large and medium ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgical enterprises and companies dealing in making metal structures and building materials, as well as those involved in machine-building. Some companies, including SUBR, Uralmashzavod, NTMK and SUAL UAZ, detected occupational illnesses several years in a row, Ural Business Consulting reports.