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Government: New strategy to reduce fatal accidents on the job

the Fatalities will be more on Sweden's workplaces, as DN previously reported. So far this year, 20 people died in their profession.

whether to allow the Treasury to evaluate the current safety and health and to develop recommendations for a new one. Minister for employment Ylva Johansson (S) believe that road deaths should be given a priority role in the new safety and health, which is then taken up by the government.

"We must reverse the trend, it is absolutely unacceptable to leave the kids at daycare, kissing his beloved goodbye and never come home," says Ylva Johansson (S).

to take up concrete measures to combat road deaths, according to Ylva Johansson. She mentions several proposals, which, she argues, can be current, they were brought forward when she in march met the social partners and the relevant authorities such as the Swedish work environment authority and the Swedish transport administration.

– for example, to regional health and safety representative to have access to a workplace but that they have members there, the industry-specific expertise of the inspectors, more sanktionsavgifter and that more resources be given to police and prosecutors to investigate the suspected arbetsmiljöbrott. There are proposals that I think are well worth considering. What I see in front of me is that this must be a priority in the next strategy and I will return with a proposal, " says Ylva Johansson.

safety and health are valid until the year 2020. On Thursday, the government has to thus decide whether to start to develop safety and health that will apply from 2021. According to Ylva Johansson, it is now important that several ministers are working together to combat fatalities on the job.

– Many fatalities does not depend on the arbetsmiljöreglerna without other problems, for example, that the man killed in the traffic or that it is very solitary work in the forestry sector. Then it is important to work together to ensure over the entire structure.

" I can't answer it, but 20 people this year have died on their jobs. I can't draw any other conclusion than that we must do more. Recently there was, for example, a woman in the home guard who was hit during a training exercise. There are very many different contexts that this happens and often it is the human factor. Then it is about over you can make additional, " says Ylva Johansson.

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