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Health priority plans

HSE has set three priorities for our work on occupational health – occupational lung disease, musculoskeletal disorders and work-related stress.

Occupational lung disease

Leads to an estimated 12 000 deaths each year.

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.

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.

Updated 2017-09-12