HSE health and safety statistics 2016-17 released

colleagues at tableHealth and safety statistics on work-related injury, ill health, enforcement and costs in Great Britain are released annually by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Key findings for 2016-17 are:

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015)
  • 137 workers killed at work
  • 609,000 injuries at work, according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015-16)

See the summary statistics, including European comparisons.