The Work Accidents and Occupational Diseases in Turkey and Its Place in the Social Security System
Türkiye'de İş Kazaları ve Meslek Hastalıkları ile Sosyal Güvenlik Sistemi İçindeki Yeri

Dilek Baybora
2013 International Conference on Eurasian Economies 2013   unpublished
The work accidents and occupational diseases are very important especially in the industrializing countries. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a work-related accident. Every day, 6.300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases–more than 2,3 million deaths per year. The economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices
more » ... estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year. In Turkey, work accidents' figures are very high but occupational diseases' figures are not very high. There are several causes of this condition. In Turkey, the Work Accidents, Occupational Diseases and Maternity Act No. 4772 was accepted in 1947. The Social Security and General Health Insurance Act No.5510 was accepted in 2006. There are regulations about the work accident and occupational disease insurance in the Act. According to the Act, insured and the rights holders can obtain some assistance.
doi:10.36880/c04.00668 fatcat:tviywls2ivfbbm6hruj2xgtg6m