Employment up in occupational health and safety

08/12/2003 10:00

The number of full-time job equivalents (fte’s) in the sector of organisations providing occupational health and safety services increased further to 10 thousand in 2002. This means that employment in this sector has nearly doubled since 1994. The number of doctors employed in the sector has fallen for the first time.

The costs and revenues of the organisations providing services in the area of occupational health and safety rose further in 2002.

Full-time job equivalents in occupational health and safety sector

Full-time job equivalents in occupational health and safety sector

Employment up

At the end of 2002 the number of full-time jobs in organisations in the occupational health and safety sector rose to 10 thousand, 4.5 percent more than in 2001. In 1994 There were just over 5 thousand fulltime job equivalents in this sector.

Although the number of doctors fell for the first time in 2002 (-160), one fifth of the fte’s in this sector in 2002 were occupied by doctors. Some 7.5 percent were labour hygiene specialists, safety experts or labour and organisation experts. Just over 29 percent were administrative staff.

Number of fte’s per function

Number of fte’s per function

Revenues up

The revenues in occupational health and safety services rose by 12 percent in 2002 compared with 2001, to 961 million euro. In the previous year this increase was 9 percent. Revenues just about tripled in the period 1994-2002.

Costs rose to 927 million euro in 2002, nearly 12 percent up on 2001. In the period 1994-2002 costs, too, nearly tripled. The operating surplus was 34.6 million euro in 2002, 5.6 million euro more than in 2001.

Costs and revenues in occupational health and safety sector

Costs and revenues in occupational health and safety sector

Rob van Gastel

Source: StatLine (Dutch only)