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Occupational Injuries Increased In 2022

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Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang, and Perak all had higher than average rates of occupational injuries per 1,000 workers.

In Malaysia, the number of occupational injuries increased by a significant amount (58.9%) in 2022, totaling 34,216 instances, up from 21,534 cases in 2021.

This is based on data from the National Occupational Accident and Disease Statistics 2022 report from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), which examines non-fatal injuries, fatal injuries, and occupational diseases & poisoning by type of accidents, injuries, accident causes, industry, and state for the year.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Social Security Organisation, Ministry of Finance, and Royal Malaysia Police contributed the data from which the figures were compiled.

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According to the report’s results, Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Malaysia’s chief statistician, there were 2.22 injuries for every 1,000 workers in 2022, up from 1.43 in 2021. 

There were 33,899 incidents of non-fatal injuries reported, a “notable increase” of 59.7% from the previous year (2021: 21,233). Due to this, there were more non-fatal injuries per 1,000 workers in 2022 than there were in 2021 (2.20 vs. 1.41).

In 2022, there were 317 fatal occupational injury cases reported, an increase of 16 from the year before. The rate of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 workers increased as a result, reaching 2.06 (2021: 2.00), according to DOSM.

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