Health & Safety in the Workplace
Annual Statistics 2020/2021

The Health and Safety Executive’s annual report of all and major accidents and injuries at work during the period April 2020 to March 2021, was published in December 2021. These annual statistics provide a clear understanding of the health and safety risks faced by workers in Great Britain and reinforce measures employers and employees need to take to ensure they stay safe at work. That is why we continually work with our customers to ensure they will always be safe in our hands.

1700000

working people
suffering from a
working-related
illness

645000

caused or made worse by the pandemic

800000

workers suffering from
work-related stress, depression or anxiety

92500

workers suffering
from
COVID-19

which they believe
may have been from
exposure to coronavirus at work

441000

working people sustain an injury at work
according to the Labour Force Survey

142

Killed at work

35

Of those due to falling from height

185

Prosecutions

2929

Notices issued by the
Health and Safety Executive

12000

estimated lung disease deaths

£26900000

in fines resulting from prosecution taken

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