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Annual injury and ill-health statistics for 2020/21 published

Thursday 6th January 2022

HSE recently published statistics that cover work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in the 2020/21 period.Key figures for Great Britain (2020/21)

1.7 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which

  • 822,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
  • 470,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
  • 93,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work
  • 2,369 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019)
  • 142 workers killed at work
  • 441,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 51,211 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

A summary of the annual statistics can be found here 

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