HSE publishes health and safety statistics 2020

The HSE has published new health and safety statistics.

Published on 4 November 2020, the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain include the following key annual figures (2019/20):

  • 1.6 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,446 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2018)
  • 111 workers killed at work
  • 0.7 million 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 ill health and workplace injury
  • £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)

Click here for the annual, infographic-style summary booklet.