HSE release latest statistics on workplace safety
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have released the latest statistics on workplace safety within the UK. Here you can see the key annual figures (2021/22).
Of the 1.8 million workers suffering from a work-related illness;
- 914,000 are suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety;
- 477,000 are suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder; and
- 123,000 are suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to Coronavirus in their workplace.
The key annual figures also revealed that there were:
- 2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020);
- 123 killed in work-related accidents;
- 565,000 sustained an injury according to the Labour Force Survey;
- 61,713 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR;
- 8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury; and
- £18.8 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2019/20).
This is a timely reminder to all company Directors of their responsibilities to have a suitable and sufficient health and safety management system in place. We recommend following the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ method:
- Assess the risks;
- arrange effective planning, organisation, control monitoring review of preventative measures;
- have a written health and safety policy;
- have access to quality competent advice; and
- consult employees.
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