The HSE Executive has published the key health and safety statistics for 2022 which cover some of the key figures from a range of areas.
Summary of the statistics for 2022.
- 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which
- 914,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
- 477,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
- 123,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work
- 2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020)
- 123 workers killed in work-related accidents
- 565,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 61,713 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 36.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £18.8 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2019/20)
Thoughts from HSE Network: An overview of the statistics shows that there are still massive strains being placed on the UK workforce from a health and safety perspective in a number of areas. With over 900,000 workers in the UK openly suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety there is clear pressure when it comes to mental health. Physical health issues are also prevalent and show there is still a lot of progress to be made in the industry across a lot of areas.