Future of Work

More than 2 million people die at work each year. Here’s how to prevent it


The annual cost to the global economy of accidents and work-related illness is an estimated $3 trillion Image: Pete Wright

Michael Buehler
Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum
Edmundo Werna
Head of Unit at the Sectoral Policies Department, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Mark Brown
Vice President, Construction & Fabrication, Fluor Corporation
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