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Work-related ill health and occupational disease in Great Britain

13,000 deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, primarily to chemicals or dust

1.3 million workers suffering from work-related ill health
(new or long-standing) in
2016/17

New and long-standing cases of work-related ill health by type, 2016/17

Graph showing stress depression and anxiety is the leading type of work-related ill health

New and long standing cases of work-related ill health by gender, 2014/15-2016/17

Graph showing their is an even split in cases of work-related ill health by gender

Work-related ill health per 100,000 workers: new and long-standing

Grtaph showing there is a broadly flat trend in recent years for the rate of work-related ill health per 100,000 workers

New cases of work-related ill health by type, 2016/17

Chart showing stress depression and anxiety is the leading cause for new cases of work-related ill health in 2016/17

Working days lost by type of ill health, 2016/17

Chart showing stress depression and anxiety is the leading cause for working days lost due to work-related ill health at 49%

Notes

Further information

Updated 2017-11-13