Nearly 80% of working people have been injured, or become ill, or both as a result of their work, according to a survey released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

Indeed, the research found 78% of respondents had been physically or psychologically injured or ill as a result of their work and the same percentage knew someone who had been seriously injured or ill as a result of their work.

The Work Shouldn’t Hurt work health and safety survey has uncovered unsafe work practices that has led to working people dying as a result of their work, being exposed to trauma, experiencing violence, or sustaining psychological/physical illnesses and injuries.

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