The HSE accident stats have shown a return to pre-2020 accident numbers.
Construction, accommodation, food service activities, wholesale and retail trades saw the highest number of injuries.
The waste industry, even with a small workforce, is apparently one of the most dangerous with 3.5% of its workforce injured during 2020-2021.
Moving away from injuries the accident stats show, 1.7 million workers are estimated to have suffered work-related illness with 800,000 of these cases relating to stress, anxiety or depression.
It is vital employers recognise and respond to the challenge of work-related mental health issues ensuring their health & safety procedures & policies not only cover the causes of any accidents, but also work-related health problems too.
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