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Tuesday, 12 November

HSE Injury And Ill-Health Statistics Released

annual injury and ill-health statistics report

October 30 saw the HSE releases the annual injury and ill-health statistics for Great Britain showing that 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury in the year 2018/19.

July 3 has seen the HSE release their annual provisional workplace fatality figures for 2018/19. 147 workers died between April 2018 and March 2019 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers). The provisional figures were reported as correct in this latest release.

The report includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken and the associated costs to Great Britain.

 

581,000 non-fatal

Figures show that around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/2019, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill-health.

The statistics, compiled from the Labour Force Survey and other sources, illustrate that in Great Britain in the 2018/2019 period there were:

  • 147 fatal injuries at work.

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.

  • 364 cases were prosecuted and resulted in a conviction.

  • Fines from convictions totalled £54.5 million.

  • 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

  • The estimated economic cost to Great Britain totalled £15 billion in 2017/2018.

 

High-risk sectors

There have been no significant changes to industries in which there is a higher risk of sustaining an injury while at work, with construction and agriculture still amongst the high-risk sectors.

 

Share the responsibility

In response to the report, Martin Temple, HSE Chair, said: “Great Britain’s position as one of the safest places to work should be a point of pride for us all but these figures show there is still much to be done to ensure workers go home both healthy and safe.

“These figures should highlight to us all the vital importance of managing risk and promoting behaviours to improve the standard of good health and safety practice in the workplace.

“We must all share the responsibility of ensuring everybody is aware of what they need to do to work right by preventing work-related incidents and making our places of work healthier and safer for everyone.”

To read the full annual injury and ill-health statistics report - Click Here

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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