Latest statistics on work-related health and safety

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HSE logo for statistics on work-related health and safetyThe latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain have been released by the Health and Safety Executive.

Key figures for Great Britain (2017/18) reveal:

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 555,000 injuries occurred at work, according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)