Health and safety statistics

Key figures for Great Britain (2020/21)

  • 1.7 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which
    • 822,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
    • 470,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
    • 93,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work
  • 2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020)
  • 123 workers killed at work (2021/22)
  • 441,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 51,211 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

Summary Statistics 2021

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Updated 2022-07-01