HSE Release 2014-15 Statistics
HSE have released their accident and incident statistics, latest estimates show that annually over 600,000 workers sustain an injury at work and over 1.2 million workers suffer a work-related illness that they believe to be work-related.
A 2014 survey, commissioned by the European Union Occupational Safety and Health Agency (in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive), explores how health and safety risks are managed at the workplace. Full details of the UK results can be foundhere.
Between 2011/12 and 2014/15:
Annually, around 69,000 construction workers in GB were suffering from an illness they believe was caused or made worse by their work. Around 40% of these cases were new conditions which started during the year, while the remainder were long-standing conditions. Of these 69,000 cases:
- 45,000 were cases of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), of which just under a third were new conditions;
- 14,000 were cases of stress, depression or anxiety cases, of which around 60% were new conditions;
- 10,000 were cases of other illness (such as skin or respiratory conditions), of which around 40% were new conditions.
The latest published statistics can be found on the HSE website.