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The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan reports on where the highest level of industrial injuries in the Republic

As the department informs, as of 2017 1 678 people were injured, 244 of them died at the enterprises of the country as a result of accidents, Tengrinews.kz reports.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan reports on where the highest level of industrial injuries in the Republic

Mining and smelting complex is called by the department the most traumatic industry, it accounts for 16 percent of the total number of injured at work; and construction sector comes to 15.2 percent of cases.

It is also reported that 579 people injured as a result of industrial accidents for the first five months of 2018, 70 of them were killed.

"In general, a decrease in industrial injuries by 16 percent is being observed in the country for the last five years", the ministry responds.

As Akhmadi Sarbasov, the Chairman of the Labor, Social Protection and Migration Committee of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan, has reported earlier, every fourth or 370,000 people out of 1.7 million people surveyed in 2017, are currently employed in harmful and dangerous working conditions.

Almost every second of them works in the conditions of increased noise and vibration (44%), every third works under the influence of increased gas contamination and dustiness of the working area, 84 thousand people are engaged in heavy physical labor.

According to the National Center for Occupational Health, over the past five years, more than two thousand workers have been diagnosed with occupational diseases. In 2017, 331 people were injured in harmful work.

In the context of regions, the largest number of victims is recorded in the East Kazakhstan oblast, 215 people, Karaganda region - 190, Pavlodar region - 182 people, Kostanay region and Almaty, the latter account for more than 100 cases of injuries.

The causes of occupational injuries are the lack of safe working conditions, failure to instruct workers, failure to provide individual or collective protection. Accidents are caused by moving, flying, rotating objects and details (14%), falling of victims from height (13%), collapses, and falling of objects and materials (10%).

Sources: https://tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/nazvanyi-samyie-opasnyie-professii-v-kazahstane-347355/; https://abctv.kz/ru/news/%C2%ABmy-prenebregaem-bezopasnostyu-truda%C2%BB

Photos per websites: abctv.kz, stroy-plys.ru

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