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Occupational health

Annual statistics on Occupational Health covering the mainline network in Great Britain, Heritage, Light Rail and Tramways. These statistics include data on the number of legally reportable occupational diseases, and on industry manual handling and shock or trauma incidents. 

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Latest factsheet

Occupational health April 2021 to March 2022
Occupational health April 2021 to March 2022

Date published: 21 Jul 2022
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • In April 2021 to March 2022 there has been a 73.3% increase in reported cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) compared with the previous year (April 2020 to March 2021).
  • Manual handling incidents resulting in lost time increased by 34.9% compared with the previous year.
  • Shock or trauma incidents resulting in lost time increased by 11.0% compared with the previous year.