NEW health and safety statistics for 2022 to 2023 from HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) routinely publishes annual statistics on health and safety in Great Britain.

HSE’s chief executive Sarah Albon said: “Preventing or tackling work-related stress can provide significant benefits to employees, improving their experience of work and their overall health; and also to employers including increased productivity, decreased absenteeism and reduced staff turnover.”

HSE’s statistics also reveal the impact work-related ill health and workplace injuries are having on Britain’s economic performance.

In 2021/22, the estimated annual costs of workplace injury and new cases of work-related ill health reached £20.7 billion, representing a £1.9 billion increase compared with 2019/20.

The figures also show that 135 workers were killed in work-related accidents in 2022/23, while 561,000 workers sustained a self-reported non-fatal injury in the workplace during the same period. You can read the full report HERE.

Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain

Non-fatal injuries at work in Great Britain

Work-related ill health and occupational disease in Great Britain

Total Costs to Britain were around £20.7bn in 2021/22

HSE statistics show that each year, over a million workers are injured or made ill by their work in Great Britain. This can have serious effects on these individuals and their families, as well as employers, government and wider society.

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