GREAT-BRITAIN: OSH Key figures 2019/20

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As is the case every year, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has just published data on the number of accidents at work for the period 2019/2020, of which:

  • 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,446 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2018)
  • 111 workers killed at work
  • 693,000 working people sustain an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)
  • 0.5 million work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases (new or longstanding) in 2019/20

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