HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18

HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18

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Health and safety statistics 2017/18 published by the HSE


Each year the HSE produces a list of the main reported accidents and incidents from across the UK. This gives us a good snapshot of what commonly happens in the workplace, and can hopefully help to reduce accident rates in the future.



In 2017/18

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)
  • 144 workers killed at work
  • 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)
  • 44 Workers killed at work
  • 71,062 Employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers under RIDDOR
  • 9 million Working days lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries


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