HSE’s latest annual statistics have been published and show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work.
The statistics show that an estimated 30.4 million working days were lost due to work related ill health or injury in 2015/16 and the estimated costs to Britain of injuries and ill health due to current working conditions is £14.1 billion (2014/15 figures based on 2014 prices).
Key figures for Great Britain (2015/16)
1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014)
144 workers killed at work
72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
£14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2014/15)
For more information visit HSE’s Statistics Website.
Many thanks to www.hse.gov.uk for the information in this article.