Illness in the Workplace
Every day people call in unfit for work, a proportion of these are as a result of injury in the workplace.
Latest statistics confirm in 2011/12:
27.0 million working days were lost
22.7 million due to work-related illness
4.3 million due to workplace injuries
Many injuries could be avoided by simple steps being taken. This may be reviewing procedures in work or educating staff in best practice.
[source: HSE, 2013 http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/dayslost.htm]