Health & safety statistics
06 Nov

Health and safety statistics

Workplace injury and ill health cost Britain £14.9bn in 2016/17.

The annual statistics for health and safety at work in Great Britain have been released. The figures cover work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, costs to Britain and enforcement action taken.

Key figures for Great Britain (2016/17)
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 occurred 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)