More work for occupational health and safety agencies

27/01/2003 10:00

The costs and revenues of occupational health and safety agencies have risen steadily since 1995. The total number of jobs in this sector rose by 3,350 to 9,570 in 2001.

Costs and revenues of occupational health and safety agencies

Turnover up

Turnover in the occupational health and safety sector was nine percent higher in 2001 than in 2000, at 859 million euro. One year previously this increase was 14 percent. Turnover more than doubled in the period 1995-2001.

The costs rose to 830 million euro in 2001, nine percent more than in 2000 and nearly twice as much as in 1995. Net profits amounted to 29 million euro in 2001, 19 percent more than in 2000. In 1995 the operating result was negative: -24 million euro.

Jobs in occupational health and safety services

More jobs

At the end of 2001 there were 9,570 jobs in the sector of occupational health and safety services, 3.5 percent up on 2000. This number rose by more than half from the 6,220 in 1995.

In 2001 doctors accounted for nearly one quarter of employees in the sector; just over eight percent were occupational hygiene specialists, safety experts and management consultants. Twenty-eight percent were administrative staff, up from 22 percent in 1995.

Rob van Gastel