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]