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2019 Latest Health & Safety at Work Vital Statistics

Updated: Nov 15, 2020

Listed are the latest Health & Safety at Work 2019 vital statistics:

- 1.4 million work-related ill health cases

- 0.6 million workers sustaining a non-fatal injury

- 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health & non-fatal workplace injuries

- 0.6 million work-related stress, anxiety or depression cases

- 0.5 million work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases

- 12,000 lung disease deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposures at work

- 147 fatal injuries to workers

- 2,526 Mesothelioma deaths in 2017 with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos

- 15 billion annual costs of work-related injury & new cases of ill-health in 2017/18 (excluding long-latency illness such as cancer).

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