Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2023

December 8, 2023

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2023

From our colleagues at Barbour EHS.

The HSE has published its annual statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries.

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23.

The statistics also reveal that 1.8 million workers reported they were suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, with approximately half of the cases down to stress, depression or anxiety.

In the recent years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of self-reported work-related ill health had been broadly flat, but the current rate is higher than 2018/19.

There were an estimated 875,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2022/23. The current rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety is higher than the pre-pandemic level.

An estimated 35.2 million working days were lost in 2022/23 due to self-reported work-related ill health or injury.

HSE’s statistics also reveal the impact work-related ill health and workplace injuries are having on Britain’s economic performance.
In 2021/22, the estimated annual costs of workplace injury and new cases of work-related ill health reached £20.7 billion, representing a £1.9 billion increase compared with 2019/20.

The figures also show that 135 workers were killed in work-related accidents in 2022/23, while 561,000 workers sustained a self-reported non-fatal injury in the workplace during the same period.

Please click on the url below for the full document:

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2023

HSE
November 2023

Our Comment

These statistics illustrate the need to maintain a broad but comprehensive approach to improving occupational safety and health outcomes, both to individual workers, their employers and to wider society.

Health and Safety at work statistics

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