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Facts & Evidence

Latest Health and Safety statistics from HSE

HSE Health & Safety Statistics

Latest HSE Statistics (2021/22)

Key figures for Great Britain:

  • 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

  • 2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2021)

  • 135 workers killed in work-related accidents (2022/23)

  • 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)

More Information available on the HSE website.

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