Member: Section On Prevention In Transportation

Deaths due to exposure to mineral dusts or mineral fibres in Finland

Member: Section On Prevention In Transportation

Deaths due to exposure to mineral dusts or mineral fibres in Finland

The majority of deaths from occupational diseases in Finland have been caused by asbestos even though restrictions on the asbestos were imposed decades ago.

The majority of deaths from occupational diseases in Finland have been caused by asbestos even though restrictions on the asbestos were imposed decades ago. The Finnish Workers' Compensation Center carried out a nation-wide study to gather all workers’ compensation statistics related to asbestos exposure. Despite Finnish restrictions imposed decades ago, the majority of deaths from occupational diseases in Finland have been caused by asbestos. This report presents the findings of that study including a view of asbestos related fatalities from both an historic and a predictive point of view.

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Janne Sysi-Aho,
janne.sysi-aho@tvk.fi

Actual figures until 2019 and a rough conservative prediction of the number of new fatal occurrences of occupational diseases due to exposure to mineral dust and mineral fibres annually.