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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently released the latest annual injury and ill-health statistics, which include occupational hygiene related deaths.

The latest statistics include:

• 1.4 million work-related ill health cases (new or long standing) in 2018/19.

• 2,526 mesothelioma deaths in 2017, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos.

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

• 18,000 new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work each year on average over the last three years according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey.

• 13,000 deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, preliminary to chemicals or dust.

• 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2018/19.

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

 

You can find the full statistic summary here.

Source: HSE

 

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