The Ministry of labor spoke about the decline in the number of injuries and deaths on the production

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka in fotomasterskie at the factory. Archival photoThe Ministry of labor spoke about the decline in the number of injuries and deaths on the production© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka the image Bank

The Ministry of labour of the Russian Federation noted positive dynamics of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace, in ten years the number of such cases fell by more than two times, said the Deputy Director of the Department of environment and labor protection of the Ministry of albert Sakaev at a press conference dedicated to the improvement of legislation in the field of labour protection in the Russian Federation.

«For the past ten years the number of accidents at production with severe consequences in our country has decreased more than twice, almost 14 thousand cases in 2007 to 6 740 in 2017. This year the dynamics have also positive so far, according to preliminary data for the first 10 months of this year,» said Sakaev.

He also noted that almost three times decreased the number of victims of accidents at production with 4.6 thousand in 2007 to 1722 in 2017.

«This picture reflects the functioning of the Institute of labor protection, formed as an independent direction of regulation of labor relations in the late 90’s- early 2000-ies,» — said Sakaev.

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