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Work related ill health statistics

Estimated cases of work-related ill health in the sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (SIC 45) averaged 2009/10 to 2011/12p

 From THOR 3 year (2009-2011) average cases Rate/100,000
Musculoskeletal (All)
(incl. back/upper limb)
69 13
Contact dermatitis 40 9
Occupational asthma 18 4

The table shows

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Contact dermatitis

Occupational asthma

Vehicle spray painter is a common occupation in MVR, although not exclusive to this industry.  In 2011/12, the estimated rate of occupational asthma was 89 per 100 000 vehicle spray painters.

Occupational asthma

estimated number of cases reported by chest physicians to SWORD and estimated rates per 100,000 workers per year, by occupation averaged 2009-2011 (Source: Table THORR04)

Occupation (a) SOC2000 Chest physicians (SWORD) (p)
Major group Unit group Annual average estimated cases (b) 2009-2011 Rate per 100,000 workers per year (c)
Vehicle spray painters   5234 16 89
Total - all occupations     182 1

Isocyanates were responsible for around 15% of all cases of occupational asthma (THORR06)

Updated 2020-09-04