We use cookies only to enhance your experience on our site. We do not sell any of your personal information. By continuing to browse, you agree to our privacy and cookie policy. More information

Assurance Maladie’s professional risk department has just published its 2016 report on workplace accidents and illnesses : more than a million cases have been recorded and treated in 2016.

Workplace accidents: number of incidents in decline

In 2016, the number of workplace accidents, across all sectors, hit a historic low: only 34 accidents per 1000 employees. An amount last recorded 70 years ago. The efforts companies have placed in the domain of risk prevention and security have finally come to fruition, even in the industries the most vulnerable to accidents.

One of the most accident prone industries, the Public Works Construction sector, had a rate of only 60 workplace accidents per 1000 employees, which translate to a 29% decline over the past decade.

It’s important to note that even though there is a overall decrease in the number of workplace accidents, there has been a 1.2% rise in accidents during a worker’s commute

[...] NB: The main causes of workplace accidents are: handling (accounting for 53% of workplace accidents), slipping and falling (25%) and the usage of handheld equipment (9%).

Virtual Reality, an innovative training tool to help prevent risks in the workplace.

> Discover our Work Permits Training Course

> Discover our Pallet Handling Training Course           

Excerpt of an article uploaded on Preventica’s website on 07/05/2018 : To read the whole article (French) on Health and Security in the workplace click here


The virtual and augmented reality exercises developed by Immersive Factory leverage the benefits of active learning and give trainees a leading role in their course.          

They provide companies and managers with a different way of addressing safety, health and environmental issues with their teams.          

Immersion, initiative-taking and evaluation are the keys to an innovative active learning experience that stimulates the mind and produces a long-term influence on behavior

Other articles in the category "General"

November 28, 2022
Single Document for the evaluation of occupational risks training

Developed with expert advice from Echange Formation.Learn how to create a practical and functional single document that meets legal requirements and company expectations. A 12-hour course with personalized support and assesment...

See more
March 9, 2022
Construction prevention: Avoiding risks with virtual training

Elearning prevention BTP - A risk prevention tool.On a construction site, workers are exposed to numerous risks. Most of the time, accidents have serious consequences for their health. For this reason, the prevention BTP became...

See more
March 2, 2022
Ideas for fun activities for a safety day at work

Playful animation for safety at work - The solution to prevent risks at work.A health and safety day is organized in order to make each employee aware of the issues related to health, safety and well-being. It is an excellent w...

See more