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HSE publishes annual work-related ill-health and injury statistics for 2021/22

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The health and safety executive (HSE)UK was on November 2022, released its annual health and safety statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries.

Health and safety executives (HSE) are the workplace regulator in Britain with the responsibility of supervising, monitoring and inspecting workplaces to ensure a safe work environment. 

From the statistics, an estimated 1.8 million working people are suffering from work-related illnesses. In this figure, we have 914000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression and anxiety.

477000 workers are suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder

123000 workers are suffering from Covid-19 from exposure to coronavirus at work. 

More on the annual HSE annual work-related ill-health and injury statistics 2021/2022.

  • 2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020)
  • 123 workers killed in work-related accidents
  • 565,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 61,713 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 36.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £18.8 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2019/20)

Read more on the HSE annual work-related ill-health and injury statistics for 2021/2022

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