Inail data: accidents and occupational diseases February 2023

31 March 2023

The open data on accidents and occupational diseases published on the Inail website concerning the complaints submitted in the first two months of this year are provisional data, the comparison of which requires caution. Overall, there was a reduction in accident reports (-29.1%), with 100 fatal cases (-12.3%) and an increase in work-related diseases (+28.7%).


The accident reports submitted to Inail in the first two months of the year were 86,483, compared to 121,994 in 2022. Among the management of Industry and services, Agriculture and State Account, there was a decrease of 36.4%, +4.2% and +13.9%, respectively. At the territorial level, the highest decline was in the North-West (-36.3%), followed by the South (-32.1%), Islands (-31.5%), Center (-27.3%) and North-East (-19.5%).


As for the fatal complaints by February 2023 there were 100 in total (14 less than in 2022), with decreases both in Industry and services (from 100 to 87 deaths), and in the State Account (from five to two). The decrease affected both the female component (-45.1%, from 58,004 to 31,867 reported cases), and the male component (-14.6%, from 63,990 to 54,616). To effectively quantify the phenomenon, however, it will be necessary to wait for the conclusion of the administrative-health process relating to each complaint for the entire duration of the 2023 vintage.


Factors contributing to the accident rate

According to the Inail website, in the first two months of this year the number of fatal accidents decreased by 12.3%. But behind this data hides a complex picture of the causes of these injuries and illnesses.

Although it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why this discrepancy in the number of occupational deaths and illnesses can be identified, there are some trends that can be identified. For example, safety protocols vary from industry to industry, with some industries having stricter enforcement and oversight than others. In addition, health and safety training can often be neglected or neglected due to financial constraints or simply because it is not given sufficient importance.

In addition, the rate of accidents at work can also vary according to economic and cultural factors such as stress levels, work environment, level of pay and job security. All these factors contribute to the overall rate of occupational accidents and diseases in the different sectors.

How companies can reduce injuries and illnesses

It is undeniable that accidents and illnesses in the workplace are a tragedy and, even if reports of injuries and deaths have decreased, preventive action is still essential. Companies need to invest not only in safety equipment, but also train employees and ensure that safety protocols are followed correctly. Here are some tips on how to reduce the risk of accidents and illnesses at work:

  • Create a safe environment: Ensure the workplace is hazard-free by using proper lighting, maintaining structural integrity, providing access to safe equipment, and monitoring working conditions.
  • Train employees: Train and train staff to identify potential hazards and follow appropriate safety protocols.
  • Implement effective policies: Develop policies that address employee safety needs, such as providing protective clothing or offering courses on proper lifting techniques.
  • Performance monitoring: Monitor performance regularly to ensure policies are followed correctly and address any potential issues promptly.
  • Report incidents in time: Make sure all accidents or illnesses are reported in accordance with the law, so you can take appropriate action to help reduce future risks.


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