HSC Publishes Health & Safety Statistics for 2000/2001

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HSC Publishes Health & Safety Statistics for 2000/2001


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The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has recently published its annual volume of detailed statistics on workplace safety, occupational ill-health and enforcement action in Great Britain. The document can be found on the HSE website at: www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/hss0001.pdf

Key trends in injury statistics were published on 30 July 2001 in HSE's Safety Statistics Bulletin 2000/01. The new publication, Health and Safety Statistics 2000/01, gives more detailed figures and commentary. The main features are:

* The estimated final number of fatalities to workers in 2000/01 is expected to be 75 greater than 1999/2000, an increase from 220 to 295. The estimated fatality rate is expected to increase from 0.8 per hundred thousand workers to 1.1.

* The rate of reported major injury to employees fell by 5.4% in 2000/01. The rate of over 3 day injury fell by 2.4%.

* Rates of fatal injury are highest for older men workers, in the main industrial sectors and overall.

Health and Safety Statistics 2000/01 presents occupational ill health statistics from a range of sources, including household surveys of self-reported work-related illness (SWI) in 1990, 1995 and 1998/99, voluntary reporting of occupational diseases by specialist doctors in the Occupational Disease Intelligence Network (ODIN) and new cases of assessed disablement under the Department for Work & Pensions' Industrial Injuries Scheme (IIS).

The main points are:

* The latest estimates of overall illness prevalence, covering the full range of illnesses from long-standing to new cases, come from the SWI95 survey: in 1995 an estimated 2 million individuals in Great Britain were suffering from an illness which they believed was caused by their work, resulting in an estimated 18 million working days lost.

* The SWI98/99 survey was based on restricted data, but broad comparisons can be made with the results for earlier years after applying a number of adjustments: these suggest that in 1998/99 the estimated overall prevalence rate of self-reported work-related illness was lower than both 1990 & 1995.

* For the incidence of work-related illness, ie the number of new cases in the last 12 months, data from sources other than SWI surveys - particularly the specialist doctor surveillance schemes (ODIN) - provide more up-to-date estimates. …

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