2022-11-28 13:39

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Work Related Health & Safety Statistics Published

The latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain have been published online today (23 November 2022), including the following key annual figures (2021/22):

  • 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which
    • 914,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
    • 477,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
    • 123,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work
  • 2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020)
  • 123 workers killed in work-related accidents
  • 565,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 61,713 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 36.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £18.8 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2019/20)

The release provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported by:

  • HSE's Statistics webpages, with a range of information e.g. on different types of work-related ill health and different industry sectors
  • a comprehensive set of tables, designed to make the data accessible to users
  • Theirannual infographic-style summary booklet available via the HSE category of the Unionsafety E-Library
Source: HSE

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