In 2021/22, 1.8 million working people suffered from a work-related illness, highlighting the continuing need for businesses to take action to prevent occupational ill-health.
Preventing occupational ill health is a key focus for HSE. Not only is it a legal requirement to protect the health of your workers, improving your management of worker health and wellbeing also brings tangible business benefits and protects your most important asset: your reputation.
Key figures for Great Britain (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)
Please click here to download the latest summary statistics for Great Britain 2022.
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