One in 15 employees involved in work-related accidentsArticles
Last year, 458 thousand workers sustained physical or mental damage due to accidents in the workplace, i.e. 1 in 15 employees in the Netherlands. Nearly half of victims were absent from work at least one day as a result of such accidents. Most work-related accidents occurred in the sector hotels and restaurants and the construction sector.
Sickness absence rate for older employees without chronic disorders about the same as for younger employeesArticles
Due to chronic disorders, older employees are more often absent from work than their younger counterparts. Older employees more often suffer from disorders related to high sickness absence rates, e.g. cardiovascular diseases and back, back of the neck and joint problems. Among employees without chronic disorders, the sickness absence rates vary little by age category.
Sickness absence at lowest level since 1996Articles
The sickness absence rate among employees in the Netherlands was reduced to 3.9 percent in 2013, i.e. at any one time 39 in every one thousand employees were absent due to sickness. The rate reached the lowest level since the current sickness absence survey was started up in 1996.
Social protection benefits by functions, criteria, implementation 1994-2012Figures
Social protection benefits. Functions, criteria and execution.
Victims workplace aggression feel less healthyArticles
Victims of workplace aggression more often report a poor state of health than their colleagues who do not face aggression at work. They are also more dissatisfied with their job and are more often looking for another job
Sickness absence lowest among hotel and restaurant workersArticles
The sickness absence rate among employees in the Netherlands was 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2011.
Most employees do not take leave to care for a sick relativeArticles
Nearly one in six employees in the Netherlands who care for a relative suffering from a long-term illness or disability took leave to do so last year. Workers who care for a partner or child more often took leave than those caring for a parent.
Sickness absence rate up slightly in 2009Articles
The sickness absence rate among Dutch employees was 4.6 percent on average in the fourth quarter of 2009. This is slightly higher than in the same quarter in 2008, when it was 4.4 percent.
Sickness absence fairly stable in first quarterArticles
The sickness absence rate of Dutch employees was 4.7 percent on average in the first quarter of 2009.
Supportive colleagues make a differenceArticles
Employees who lack support from their colleagues more often report sick than those who receive support from their working environment.
Sickness absence rate stable in recent yearsArticles
Last year's sickness absence rate for Dutch employees averaged 4.3 percent. The lowest rate was recorded among people employed in agriculture. Since 2004, the sickness absence rate in the Netherlands has been all but stable.
Four percent of employees per day off sickArticles
Sickness absence among Dutch employees was an average 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2008.
Working voluntary carers take more time offArticles
The number of people who had a job wile also providing voluntary care for a sick relative was about the same in 2007 as in 2005. Employees did take more time off to provide this care in 2007. The use of short-term care leave in particular increased.
Obesity leads to more sickness absenceArticles
A publication just released by Statistics Netherlands on health and care in 2007 comprises seven articles on a range of recent developments in the area of health and care.
Sick leave; frequency, period of absence, 2002 - 2005Figures
National Statistics on sick leave in %, excl. pregnancy and maternity leave, by personscharistics, region - and businessclassification
Producer Prices (2000=100) by ProdComFigures
Price index information according to the (European) ProdCom nomenclature for commodities sold, imported, exported in the Netherlands
Fewer people claiming benefitsArticles
For the first time in ten years, the number of people in the Netherlands claiming a social benefit has decreased across the board.
Young people (12-29 yrs) and families, 2003Figures
Family situation broken down by background characteristics such as gender, age, composition of the household and degree of urbanisation