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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 HSWA in 1974 and data shows there have been large reductions in work-related injury and ill health

Between 1974 and 2014:

Earliest and latest data on injuries and ill health 1974

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

Updated 2014-10-27