Around 1.8 million workers suffer from work-related ill health

677,000 new cases reported every year

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 2 min read

Around 1.8 million workers suffered from work-related ill health in 2022/23, with 875,000 of cases due to stress, depression or anxiety, according to data from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

An estimated 35.2 million working days were lost in 2022/23 due to self-reported, work-related ill health or injury, and the current rate of self-reported, work-related stress, depression or anxiety is higher than the pre-pandemic level. Sarah Albon, HSE chief executive, said: "Preventing or tackling work-related stress can provide significant benefits to employees, improving their experience of work and their overall health; and also to employers including increased productivity, decreased absenteeism and reduced staff turnover." According to an analysis of HSE data by independent co...

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