The number of injuries and incidents at work across Great Britain is still too high, new statistics show.

 

Figures show that around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/2019, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill-health.

 

  • 147 fatal injuries at work
  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 364 cases were prosecuted and resulted in a conviction; fines from convictions totalled £54.5 million
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

 

With construction and agriculture still amongst the high-risk sectors.

 

Despite GB continuing to be one of the safest places to work, the reported figures highlight there are still areas to be improved upon to prevent fatalities, injuries and ill-health.

 

“We must all share the responsibility of ensuring everybody is aware of what they need to do to work right by preventing work-related incidents, and making our places of work healthier and safer for everyone.”

We can make difference.

 

 

Reference HSE and Labour Force Survey (LFS)

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