The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) routinely publishes annual statistics on health and safety in Great Britain.
This new poster visualises the key statistics in an infographic style, allowing health and safety professionals to easily educate their workforce about the consequences of poor health and safety
Statistics 2021/22 include:
- 1.8 million work-related ill health cases (new or longstanding)
- 0.9 million work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases (new or longstanding)
- 0.5 million work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases (new or longstanding)
- £11.2 billion annual costs of new cases of ill health in 2019/20, excluding long latency illness such as cancer
- 36.8 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injury
- 0.1 million workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work (new or long-standing)
- 0.6 million workers suffering from a work-related illness caused or made worse by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic (new or long-standing)
- £18.8 billion annual costs of work-related injury and new cases of ill health, excluding long latency illness such as cancer
- 0.6 million workers sustaining a non-fatal injury
- 123 workers killed in work-related accidents
- 12,000 lung disease deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposures at work
- £7.6 billion annual costs of work-related injury.