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Health and safety statistics 2020

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics for 2020

Published on 4 November 2020, the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain include the following key annual figures (2019/20):

  • 1.6 million working people suffering from work-related ill health

  • 2,446 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2018)

  • 111 workers killed at work

  • 0.7 million injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey

  • 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

  • 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury

  • £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)

The release provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported by:

  • HSE statistics webpages, with a range of information (eg on different types of work-related ill health and different industry sectors)

  • a comprehensive set of tables, designed to make the data accessible to users

  • HSE annual, infographic-style summary booklet