Germany chem workplace accident rate rises slightly in 2011

11 September 2012 15:14  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany's chemical industry saw a slight increase in workplace accidents last year but the industry is still one of the safest to work in, a trade group said on Tuesday.

Chemical employers group BAVC said that the workplace accident rate in the chemical industry was 15.14 per 1,000 full-time positions last year, compared with 15.02 in 2010.

In absolute terms, there were 13,205 accidents in the chemical industry last year, compared with 12,893 in 2010, said the Wiesbaden-based based group.

Germany's overall industrial workplace accident rate was 24.5 per 1,000 full-time positions in 2011, compared with 25.8 in 2010.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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