HSE publish health and safety statistics for 2019 to 2020

10 November 2020

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual report concerning statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken, and the associated costs in Great Britain.

Key figures from the report include: 

  • 1.6 million people experienced a work-related illness 
  • 111 people killed at their place of work 
  • 693,000 injuries occurred at work, according to the Labour Force Survey 
  • 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 
  • 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury 
  • £16.2 billion is the estimated cost of injuries and ill-health from current working condition

Source: HSE, November 2020