Latest occupational ill-health data
Work-related ill health
1.7 million workers suffer from work-related ill health
(new or longstanding cases).
48% are reported as stress, depression, or anxiety up from 44% and 27% as musculo-skeletal disorders down from 37% in 2020. The remainder are lung or asbestos-related, cancer, skin disease, hand-arm vibration and noise induced hearing loss with work-acquired infectious disease joining this list with a 10x increase in work-acquired COVID-19 cases from 9786 being reported since 10 April 2020 to 93000 in 2021.
Robust Occupational Health assessments provide meaningful advice, identify and recommend risk-reduction measures including job accommodations, adaptations and adjustments.