The Health and Safety Executive has recently issued an update on the accident and incident data they have gathered over the past 12 months. I think all of us need something to look at which doesn’t have the word COVID throughout it so please take a look below for an insight into what else is going on (although you will find some data on that included if you keep scrolling).
Below are the key figures and it’s worth reminding ourselves that we continue to see large numbers of injuries from the older issues of slips, trips and falls, workplace transport safety and working at height. So please stay safe out there and have a happy and healthy 2022 from all of us at Outsource Safety.
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
For more detail, you can visit the HSE statistics pages here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm or take a look at the infographics below