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Workplace ill health and injury in Scotland

Recently published figures have revealed slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury in Scotland.

The provisional statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive show that in Scotland between April 2011 and March 2012:

  • There were 9,551 reported injuries to employees in 2011/12 compared to 10,216 in 2010/11, a fall of 7%. The average in Scotland for the past five years is 10,775.
  • The rate of injury for 2011/12 is 425.7 per 100 employees, compared with 451 in 2010/11, a fall of 6%. The five year average in Scotland is 469.8 per 100,000 employees.
  • 64,000 people said they were suffering from an illness caused or made worse by their work, down from 77,000 in 2010/11. The average across Scotland for the past five years was 91,000.
  • 20 workers were fatally injured - up from 14 the previous year. The average for the past five years was 23 worker deaths per year.


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