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Trends in work-related injuries and ill health in Great Britain since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974

British industry has changed substantially since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) in 1974 and data shows there have been large reductions in work-related injury and (since 1990) the overall scale of ill health.

Between 1974 and 2016:

Earliest and latest data on injuries and ill health (1974-2015/16)

Figure 1: Earliest and latest data on injuries and ill health 1974

The following historical time series have been updated with data for the latest year:

Updated 2016-11-02