Accident Breakdown (from HSE Statistics)

Top 5 Health Risks at Work

According to the HSE Statistics the five health issues with the biggest impact on industry are, according the 2018/19 accident statistics:

– Asbestos (5,000+ recodered deaths)
– Musculoskeletal disorders (6.9 million days lost)
– Mental health (602,000 people suffering from stress, depression, or anxiety)
– Cronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (3,960)
– Non-asbestos related lung cancer (2,760)

Top 5 Safety Risks at Work

According to the HSE Statistics just five different types of accident resulted in around three quarters of the total fatal injuries for 2018/19:

– Falls from height (40)
– Struck by a moving vehicle (30)
– Struck by a moving object (16)
– Trapped by something collapsing / overturning (11)
– Contact with moving machinery (14)

Falls from height continue to be the major cause of fatalities whilst at work and that combined with being struck by a moving vehicle and struck by a moving object has accounted for over half of all fatal injuries each year since 2001/02.

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