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Health and safety at work: Vital statistics A3 poster 2023

This poster provides a comprehensive overview of the health and safety landscape in the UK for the year 2023. Here’s a breakdown of the key statistics presented:

  1. Work-related Illnesses:
    • 1.8 million working people suffered from work-related illnesses.
    • 875,000 workers experienced work-related stress, depression, or anxiety.
    • 473,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Mesothelioma Deaths:
    • There were 2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures, reported in 2021.
  3. Work-related Fatalities:
    • 135 workers lost their lives in work-related accidents.
  4. Work-related Injuries:
    • According to the Labour Force Survey, 561,000 working people sustained injuries at work.
    • Additionally, there were 60,645 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).
  5. Lost Working Days:
    • A staggering 35.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
  6. Economic Impact:
    • The estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions stood at £20.7 billion for the year 2021/22.

Displaying this poster in the workplace serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of prioritizing health and safety. It not only raises awareness among employees but also initiates conversations about effectively managing risks to ensure a safer work environment.

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