The results of a survey by Lloyd’s, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, showed the most dangerous and least dangerous countries to work in in the world and in the Arab world.
The company’s survey was based on a question about whether a person had sustained serious injuries in the course of his work, and the survey includes this year.
According to the survey, 19% of workers worldwide have sustained serious injuries at work, and up to 50% of workers in some countries have experienced violence and harassment in the workplace.
The company said the way we earn a living remains a major threat to our physical and mental health, affecting people in different ways depending on where they live on the planet.
The survey paints a picture of two worlds: low-income economies, where the most dangerous jobs are in farming and fishing, and high-income economies, where the greatest threats to mental health are from workplace harassment and violence.
The company indicated that the most dangerous workplaces on the planet are the fields and fishing boats of some of the poorest countries in the world, as 34% of farmers, agricultural workers and fishermen in low-income countries were registered through the survey as having sustained serious injuries at work, and 32% in Low middle income countries.
In some countries, the incidence of serious injuries is much higher than the average. For example, 69% of workers in Sierra Leone say they have been injured at work, and agriculture accounts for more than 57% of Sierra Leone’s GDP.
The survey also indicated that construction and manufacturing are the most dangerous jobs in the world. In low-income countries, 37% of workers in these areas of employment reported having sustained serious injuries at work, while some regions reported higher numbers. In East Africa, for example, 40% of workers in these jobs reported serious injuries.
The survey also revealed the percentage of workers in each country who experienced significant risks in the workplace, including fire, use of mechanical and heavy machinery, exposure to chemicals and biological hazards.
The fire was the second most mentioned risk after “trips and falls” in the Middle East and in much of Africa and Asia.
Here is a ranking of a group of Arab countries based on the percentage of workers who have sustained serious injuries while performing their work, according to a Lloyd’s survey:
Source: Lloyd’s Register Foundation