Accident Stats are in for 2021!

Accident Stats are in for 2021!

January 27, 2022

The HSE accident stats have shown a return to pre-2020 accident numbers.

  • 2020-2021 saw 142 fatalities
  • 441,000 non-fatal self-reported injuries
  • 51, 211 of these involved more than seven days of lost time at work or specified injuries of broken bones.

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.

  • 17k new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work
  • 93k self-reported catching Coronavirus at work
  • Additionally, 645k reported that other work-related illnesses were caused or made worse by the pandemic
  • 2/3 of these cases were due to stress, depression or anxiety.

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.

If you require assistance with an appropriate health and safety policy, procedure or assessment, contact our team for prompt and professional advice.

If you require help with your health and safety needs then contact us

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