Health and safety statistics

Key figures for Great Britain (2019/20)

  • 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,369 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019)
  • 142 workers killed at work (2020/21)
  • 693,000 working people sustain an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)

Summary Statistics 2020

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Updated 2021-07-06