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Health and safety statistics 2020 - HSE

Published on 4 November 2020, the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain include the following key annual figures (2019/20):

  • 1.6 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,446 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2018)
  • 111 workers killed at work
  • 0.7 million injuries occurred 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 ill health and workplace injury
  • £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)

The release provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported by:

  • our statistics webpages, with a range of information (eg on different types of work-related ill health and different industry sectors)
  • a comprehensive set of tables, designed to make the data accessible to users
  • our annual, infographic-style summary booklet


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