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Health and safety statistics

Key figures for Great Britain (2018/19)

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)
  • 147 workers killed at work (2018/19)
  • 581,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)


SCoRSA Road Safety Seminar

St Andrew’s Seminar 2019, Tuesday 5th November 2019, Perth Racecource

Perth Racecourse

Hear the latest on changes in drug driving procedures at @ScORSAMorr St Andrew’s Seminar on 5th November, Perth Racecourse. Free to attend for members. Join ScORSA at  – for free resources, advice and network opportunities

Chaired by Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, speakers will include: 

  • George Henry, National Operations Manager for Road Safety Policy and Education, Transport Scotland
  • Heather Ward – Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University College London
  • Alan Craddock – Head of Transport and Public Services Unit, HSE
  • Anne-Marie Penny – Senior Programme Manager, Road User Safety, DfBB Programme, Highways England
  • George Cairns – Glasgow City Council
  • Inspector Vincent Fisher, Police Scotland
  • Andy Cathro – LOcHER Project
  • Liam Gallagher – City Facilities Management Holdings

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