11/09/2007

UK publishes health and safety statistics 2006/07

Health and Safety Statistics 2006/07 presents the latest top level statistics
on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement
in Great Britain.

Key facts for 2006/07 are:
Ill health

2.2 million people were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or
made worse by their current or past work.

646 000 of these were new cases in the last 12 months.

2037 people died of mesothelioma (2005), and thousands more from other
occupational cancers and lung diseases.

Injuries

241 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.8 per 100 000 workers.

141 350 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR, a rate of 535.1
per 100 000 employees.

274 000 reportable injuries occurred, according to the Labour Force Survey
(LFS), a rate of 1000 per 100 000 workers.

Working days lost

36 million days were lost overall (1.5 days per worker), 30 million due to
work-related ill health and 6 million due to workplace injury.

Health and safety targets: progress to 2006/07

Ill health: not on track to meet Revitalising or PSA targets.

Fatal and major injuries: on track to meet Revitalising and PSA targets.

Days lost per worker: not on track to meet Revitalising or PSA targets.

Enforcement

1141 offences were prosecuted by HSE.

257 offences were prosecuted by local authorities (2005/06).

Further info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health & Safety Executive