HSE publish annual injury and ill-health statistics for 2020/21

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published statistics that cover work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in the 2020/21 period.

The annual report by HSE found that in Great Britain 1.7 million working people are suffering from work-related ill health around half of which were stress, depression or anxiety and that 142 workers were killed at work in this time period.

Two new estimates have been developed to measure the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic;

  • 93,000 workers self-reported catching COVID-19 at work; 52,000 of these worked in the human health and social work sector
  • 645,000 workers reported that their work-related illness was caused or made worse by the coronavirus pandemic; 70 per cent of these were cases of stress, depression or anxiety

HSE statistics website provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported by:

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