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ISG Eurasia

New systems and technologies to reduce accidents at work will be on display at ISG Eurasia!

İFO Fuarcılık will organize Occupational Health and Safety Fair ‘ISG Eurasia 2016’ on 28-30 April 2016. Zekeriya Aytemur, Managing Director of İFO Fuarcılık indicated that, according to ILO data, there is a global workforce of 3 billion and on average there are 270 million work related accidents every year. Unfortunately Turkey is ranked as one of the worst performing countries. Mr. Aytemur highlighted that the latest technology solutions designed to minimize the risk of accidents at work will be on display at ISG Eurasia 2016 which will be organized at Tüyap Fair & Congress Center Istanbul, an important event for all companies but particularly those employing workers in mainly construction, mining, transportation and metal industry sectors, where the number of work accidents is very high.

According to the data of the International Labour Organization (ILO), 270 million work related accidents occur around the world every year with the construction sector recording the highest number. Official figures indicate that the situation is the same for Turkey where one third of worker deaths and accidents occur in the country’s construction sector. It is followed by transportation, mining and metal sectors.

According to official data, the number of accidents at work has been increasing for the last four years!

According to numbers from the Social Security Authority, 74,871 work related accidents occurred in 2012 and 191,389 recorded in 2013, representing a staggering 291% increase. In 2014, this increase continued with 221,366 accidents occurring. Data for 2015 has not yet been released by the Social Security Authority but it is forecast that the figures will be above those of last year.

Accidents and occupational diseases caused by unhealthy working conditions lead to a substantial economic loss

According to the data of the International Labour Organization (ILO), work accidents and occupational diseases in developing countries lead to an economic loss of 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Considering this ratio, it is estimated that total cost of work accidents and occupational diseases based on the 2012 GDP of Turkey, is TL56.7 billion, TL62.7 billion in 2013 and TL70.6 billion in 2014.

Istanbul tops the list in terms of work accidents!

The official numbers of the Social Security Authority for the years 2010 and 2014 indicate that the highest number of work accidents occur in Istanbul recording a total of 110,379 incidents. It was followed by İzmir with 63,633 and Bursa with 52,834 work accidents. Other cities in which high numbers of accidents occurred are Manisa, Kocaeli, Ankara, Zonguldak, Antalya, Kayseri and Denizli.

Technology solutions that will minimize the risk of accidents will be on display at the ISG Eurasia fair!

Innovations which include the latest personal protective equipment and clothing, hygiene and medical tools, mobile medical technology equipment, measurement and control technologies, occupational health and safety software, will be on display at ISG Eurasia, a must attend event for companies that operate in high risk sectors or due to their activities.

ISG Eurasia will be for the 2nd time co-located with the 12th International Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Waste Management Trade Fair - REW Istanbul 2016. Both of these leading events in Turkey will host trade buyers and specifiers at Tüyap Beylikdüzü from 28-30 April 2016. It will give an opportunity to all companies but mainly industrial enterprises to see all technologies in terms of meeting their responsibilities for both occupational health and safety and a sustainable environment.

Companies that plan to exhibit and professional visitors planing to attend ISG Eurasia 2016 can visit www.isgeurasia.comfor more information.