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Executive Summary of HSE Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Safety Statistics in Great Britain, 2023

The HSE 2023 Report on Great Britain's Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing sector highlights key concerns: 10,000 workers with work-related ill health, 21 fatal and 9,000 non-fatal injuries to workers in 2022/23, and 6 public fatalities. With the sector comprising 1% of the workforce, over half of the ill workers suffer from musculoskeletal disorders. The sector's ill health rate mirrors the national average, and workplace conditions cost an estimated £99M - £294M in 2021/22.

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This blog post serves as an executive summary of the HSE Report on Agriculture, forestry, and fishing statistics in Great Britain up to March 2023.

1. 10,000 Workers Suffering from Work-Related Ill Health

A staggering report from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), averaging estimates over 2018-2023, shows that there are approximately 10,000 workers in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector suffering from work-related ill health (Page 3).

2. 21 Fatal Injuries to Workers in 2022/23

A rather alarming statistic from RIDDOR 2022 indicates that there were 21 fatal injuries to workers in the year 2022/23. This is slightly below the annual average of 26 fatalities over the five-year period of 2018/19-2022/23 (Page 4).

3. 6 Fatal Injuries to the Public in 2022/23

Data from the same RIDDOR 2022 report also revealed 6 fatal injuries to members of the public, slightly above the five-year average of 5 fatalities (Page 4).

4. 9,000 Workers Sustained Non-Fatal Injuries at Work Between 2020/21 - 2022/23

According to the LFS average estimate over 2020/21-2022/23, about 9,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries at their workplace within these three years (Page 5).

5. The Agriculture Sector Accounts for 1% of Great Britain's Workforce

The report shows that Agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector make up 1% of the workforce in Great Britain, according to the 2022 Annual Population Survey (Page 7).

6. 51% of the 10,000 Ill Workers Suffer from Musculoskeletal Disorders

Of the 10,000 workers mentioned previously suffering from work-related ill health, around 51% are living with musculoskeletal disorders, per the LFS average estimate over 2018/19 - 2022/23 (Page 8).

7. 3.5% of Workers in the Sector Suffer from Work-Related Ill Health

The report indicates that around 3.5% of workers in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector suffer from work-related ill health. This rate is somewhat similar to the rate for workers across all industries, 3.9% (Page 8).

8. 21 Fatal Injuries to Workers in 2022/23

The industry experienced 21 fatal injuries to workers in 2022/23, according to RIDDOR 2022. This compares to an annual average of 26 fatalities over the five-year period from 2018/19-2022/23 (Page 14).

9. 9,000 Non-Fatal Work Injuries Between 2020/21 - 2022/23

LFS data reveals an estimated 9,000 workers in the Agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector reported sustaining a non-fatal injury at work over the 2020/21 - 2022/23 period (Page 16).

10. Estimated Working Conditions Cost Range Between £99M - £294M in 2021/22

According to the HSE Costs to Britain 2021/22 data, workplace injuries and ill health are estimated to have cost between £99M - £294M in 2021/22 (Page 20).

To conclude, the statistics highlighted above provide a condensed view of the state of health, safety, and economics within the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing sector in Great Britain, according to the HSE Report 2023.

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