But hasn’t Health & Safety gone too far these days?

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No. A lot of the stories you hear in the papers are grossly exaggerated or sometimes entirely fabricated. Here are some Health & Safety facts. According to the latest statistics:

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)
  • 144 workers killed at work (2017/18)
  • 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16)
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