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Alert employees to health & safety dangers: 'vital statistics' poster now available

* Vital-statistics-poster.jpgThe Health & Safety Executive publishes a range of statistics relating to health & safety in Great Britain on an annual basis, each November. A new A3 poster is available, which illustrates these key statistics as an infographic. When displayed in a workplace, it serves as a reminder to workers about the consequences of poor health & safety in priority risk areas.

The 2023 statistics highlight the scale of key health and safety risks in the UK:

- 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which:

- 875,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
- 473,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
- 2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2021)
- 135 workers killed in work-related accidents
- 561,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 60,645 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 35.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- 20.7 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2021/22)

This poster allows health & safety professionals to easily educate their workers about the consequences of poor health & safety. It raises awareness and prompts managers to start conversations with workers about the importance of managing risk well. For under £10, it could prove a valuable asset for your company'

To find out more or to order, visit:

https://books.hse.gov.uk/product/9780717667505/Health-and-safety-at-work-Vital-statistics-A3-poster-2023-Poster?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

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