Statistics eBulletin - October 2015

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Welcome to the HSE Statistics eBulletin - October 2015

Health and Safety Executive Statistics 2009/10  

What's new - latest publication and releases

Health and safety statistics 2014/15

Published online today (27 October) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain and includes the following key annual figures (2014/15):

  •     1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.
  •     2,538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013).
  •     142 workers killed at work.
  •     76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.
  •     611,000 injuries at work from the Labour Force Survey.
  •     27.3 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
  •     £14.3 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2013/14).

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

Ad hoc analysis

Also published 27 October:


HandS-On Statistics Data Tool

As reported in the July e-Bulletin, following evaluation and consultation with software providers, the decision has been taken to cease operation of HandS-On with the release of this year’s Health and Safety Statistics.

Detailed static tables of RIDDOR and LFS data, and a range of other sources, remain available on the HSE Statistics pages and have been updated as part of the latest release.

To improve the service we provide, we are planning to undertake a user engagement exercise early next year.  Please look out for further details in future e-Bulletins. 

Statistical research - expressions of interest

As also mentioned in the July e-Bulletin, HSE is looking to explore the potential for a shared research programme in the area of health and safety statistics.  This would enable interested parties to contribute financially, and in return to have a say in the issues to be addressed, so as to deliver outputs of mutual benefit. 

A number of users have registered a potential interest in being consulted about this.  If you would like to do so, please email with your contact information, putting Statistical Research into the email subject line. 

Forward look - upcoming publications and releases

  • November 2015 - Exposure to lead in British workers: publication of revised  figures for 2012/13 to replace the original figures withdrawn due to undercounting.
  • February 2016 - Violence at Work: Findings from the 2014/15 Crime Survey for England and Wales
  • March 2016 – Exposure to Lead in British Workers, 2014/15


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