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Health and safety statistics

The HSE publishes a range of statistics relating to health and safety in Great Britain.

05 April 2018

The HSE publishes a range of statistics relating to health and safety in Great Britain. They use a variety of data sources, including surveys and surveillance schemes, and provide statistics on:
• Work-related ill health and disease
• Workplace injury
• Enforcement of health and safety legislation
• Working days lost and costs to Britain as a result of health and safety incidents
• Working conditions and management of health and safety in the workplace

The following statistics are Key figures for Great Britain (2016/17)

• 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
• 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015)
• 137 workers killed at work
• 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
• 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
• 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
• £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16)

These figures show that there is still a long way to go in improving health and safety in the workplace.

At Emprocom we work with our clients to put in place proportionate and practical solutions, and quite often very easy solutions can have a very big, and positive impact.

Contact us if you feel there is something you need to improve in your workplace to make it safer for everyone.

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