Health and safety statistics 2019

Published online (30 October) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2018/19):

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)
  • 147 workers killed at work
  • 581,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury
  • ¬£15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)
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