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UK Workplace Injury and Accident Statistics 2013

UK WORKPLACE INJURY & ACCIDENT STATISTICS 2013 With more than 600,000 people involved in 35% accidents in 2012/13 35% led to over 3 days absence while 175,000 injuries gave rise to a full week taken off. The result? A colossal four million and sixty thousand days off in that yearly period. Workplaces in the UK are extremely safe with as little as 500 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2013 - in fact much more safer than the great outdoors where up to 80 people died in non-work related pursuits in the previous year. Job sectors vastly increase the chance of work related accidents. The most dangerous jobs where exposure is at its highest are construction, agriculture, waste and recycling. In the UK construction industry an estimated one and a half million working days were lost due to injuries making a grand total of O.7 days absent per worker. Whilst the construction sector gives most exposure to accidents agriculture is the riskiest all round accounting for a fifth of all fatal injuries in its working environments. With a 0.3% chance of experiencing a non-fatal accident in the workplace in 2012/13 trips, slips and falling over a greater 0.3%) distance were most attributable to all major injuries. Laying waste to the ideal of multitasking slips and trips were experienced by relatively the same number of men and women - 4,175 females to 4,234 males. 4,175 4,234 While increasingly tight procedures are in place to prevent them, overall accidents and injuries cost only £1,000000 less to the UK government than they did / years ago. And it doesn't stop there because those same injuries and the resultant illnesses cost nearly £3 billion each to both employers and the government - and £14 billion to society in its entirety. Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) between 1974 and 2013 fatal injuries to employees in the workplace have 85% dropped by 85%. BE SAFE AT WORK Sources: Inter SAFETY

UK Workplace Injury and Accident Statistics 2013

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Were you the unfortunate victim of a workplace accident in 2013? Well, according to recent statisitcs from the HSE, you’re in the minority!Their research revealed UK workplaces are far safer than yo...


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