The latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain have been published on 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).
Source – HSE