HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2021

Published online on 16 December 2021 – the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2020/21):

  • 1.7 million working people suffering from work-related ill health.
  • 93,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been due to coronavirus exposure at work.
  • 645,000 workers suffering from a work-related illness caused or made worse by the effect of the pandemic.
  • 2,369 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019).
  • 142 workers killed at work.
  • 441,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey.
  • 51,211 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.

For more information:

  • View the HSE press release, which includes comments from Sarah Albon, HSE Chief Executive.