Workforce and Employment

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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