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More Than A Million Suffer From Work-Related Illness, HSE Says

Around 1.3 million people suffer from a work-related illness, according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

According to the data for 2015/16, 144 workers were killed at work, with 72,702 injuries reported under RIDDOR, and 621,000 injuries occurring at work according to the Labour Force Survey.

More than 30 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury costing £14.1bn.

Around half a million workers suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety during the period.

The number of fatal injuries and self reported work-related injuries and health problems in the UK is the lowest among some of the largest EU economies.

The number of cases prosecuted by HSE and, in Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has shown an upward trend in recent years.

Fines resulting from prosecutions instituted, or referred to COPFS for prosecution in Scotland, by HSE in 2015/16 were £38.3m.

The report says the rate of total self-reported work-related ill health has been broadly flat recently, while the rate of self-reported stress, depression or anxiety has remained broadly flat for more than a decade.

Working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness has been flat since around 2009/10.

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