Health and safety at work: Vital statistics A3 poster 2023

HSE publishes a range of statistics relating to health and safety in Great Britain on an annual basis, each November.

This latest poster illustrates these key statistics as an infographic, which, when displayed in a workplace, serves as a reminder to workers about the consequences of poor health and safety in priority risk areas. It enables you, as their employer, to raise awareness and start conversations with workers about the importance of managing risk well.

The 2023 statistics highlight the scale of key health and safety risks in the UK:

  • 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which:
    • 875,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
    • 473,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
  • 2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2021)
  • 135 workers killed in work-related accidents
  • 561,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 60,645 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 35.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £20.7 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2021/22)

Find out more HERE.

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