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Causes of occupational ill-health

Every year, in food and drink manufacture, around 19,000 workers (nearly 5% of the workforce) suffer from ill health caused or made worse by work. The risk of suffering occupational ill health is around twice that of sustaining an injury reportable to HSE.

Main causes of occupational ill health in food/drink manufacture

Percentages for ill health categories
Updated 2020-10-06