Latest HSE statistics on health and safety at work – what we learned
The HSE has recently released summary statistics on health and safety at work in the UK for 2019-2020.
The statistics show that 111 workers were killed at work in 2019-2020, which is the lowest total on record. In recent years, the trend has been down although broadly flat.
The main categories of fatal accidents for workers were falls from height (29); struck by a moving vehicle (20); and struck by a moving object (18).
Over the same period there were 65,427 non-fatal injuries to employees reported to RIDDOR.
The report also estimates that there were 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness in 2019-2020, which is an increase from previous years.
Of these, 800,000 were suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety and 500,000 from musculoskeletal disorders.
In total there were 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019-2020.