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09 DEC 2015

Health and safety statistics

Health and safety statistics
The HSE has published the annual health and safety statistics for 2014/15. 

Key headlines are:

  • 1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness;
  • 2,538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013);
  • 142 workers killed at work;
  • 76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR;
  • 611,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey;
  • 27.3 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury;
  • £14.3 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill-health from current working conditions.
The statistics can be viewed in full by accessing the HSE website. A simple infographic is available on the SHP Online website.
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