Towards a Europe-wide database of accidents and injuries

On 14 Mar 13, Orgalime collaborated with 27 other European organisations to call for the setting up of a Pan-European Accident and Injury Data System.

Specifically, Orgalime wishes to highlight that accidents cannot be 'designed out' of products.  Adrian Harris, Director General, Orgalime, the European engineering industries association:We are delighted to be able to count once again on objective data. We know that with the extensive body of health and safety legislation we have made enormous progress, but accidents still occur and therefore this will help consumers to be more aware of the risks that remain and which they must manage”. 

The broad coalition of European organisations has come together to call on the European Commission to make the proposal -  they are convinced that such a system would contribute to fewer accidents and injuries.  Moreover, the cost of creating such a system would be more than offset by reductions in health care costs. 

The Joint Call was formally presented this morning to Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, at the European Consumer Day Conference in Brussels, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee.

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