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Health and Work strategy and plans

Work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease are priorities in HSE’s Health and Work strategy.  

Work-related stress

The second most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain, accounting for 37% of all work-related ill-health cases, and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.

Musculoskeletal disorders

The most common reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain, accounting for 41% of all work-related ill-health cases and 34% of all working days lost due to ill health.

Occupational lung disease

It continues to lead to an estimated 12 000 deaths each year.

Our aim

To work in partnership with employers, employees and the wider health and safety community to reduce the incidence rate and number of new cases for these priority areas.

The strategy and three plans

The draft strategy sets out our approach.

The following three draft plans detail what we are doing to reduce cases of:

Join the conversation

Become a member of the Helping Great Britain work well LinkedIn discussion group and network. You can comment on our strategies and plans, share ideas and tell us what you are doing to help improve Britain's record on work-related health. Follow the conversation on social media #HelpGBWorkWell.

Updated 2016-12-30