GREAT-BRITAIN: Health and safety at work statistics 2019

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published occupational health and safety data for the period 2018/2019. The key facts are as follows:

  • Work-related ill health cases (new or long-standing) in 2018/19: 1.4 million
  • Work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases (new or long-standing) in 2018/19: 0.6 million
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases (new or long- standing) in 2018/19: 0.5 million
  • Workers sustaining a non-fatal injury in 2018/19: 0.6 million
  • Fatal injuries to workers in 2018/19: 147
  • Mesothelioma deaths in 2017, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos: 2,526
  • Non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers in 2018/19: 69,208
  • Annual costs of workplace injury in 2017/18: 5.2 billion
  • Annual costs of new cases of work-related ill health in 2017/18, excluding long latency illness such as cancer: 9.8 billion
  • Working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2018/19: 28.2 million

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