Official HSE figures for the UK show that there were over 40 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and injuries in the workplace between 2000 and 2002.
|Survey Period||Reason for days lost||Days Lost (Thousands)|
|2001/02||Work-related ill health||32,906|
|Stress, Depression, Anxiety||13,401|
Serious injuries at work include fractures, amputations, dislocations, spinal injuries or other injuries leading to resuscitation or 24 hour admittance to hospital. The main causes for injuries in the office environment can be attributed to the following:
|Causes of serious injury at work|
|Slips Trips & Falls||45%|
|Fall From a Height||25%|
|Struck by a Moving Object||10%|
|Lifting & Carrying||8%|
|Causes of injury at Work leading to more than 3 days absence|
|Lifting & Carrying||35%|
|Slips Trips & Falls||25%|
|Fall From a Height||13%|
|Struck by a Moving Object||13%|
Source — British Safety Council
There were a total of 154,810 recorded injuries in the workplace 2001/2002 in the UK according to official HSE figures.
|Type of injury||Number of Injuries|
|Injuries resulting in over 3 days absence||127,084|
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