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Statistics eBulletin

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Health and safety statistics 2018

Published online today (31 October) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2017/18):

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury
  • £15.0 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)


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

  • The Statistics webpages, with a range of information e.g. 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.

Forward look - upcoming publications and releases

  • March 2019 - Violence at Work: Findings from the 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales
  • March 2019 - Exposure to lead in British workers, 2017/18

More information on health and safety statistics is available on HSE’s website.


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