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, manual handling incidents and shock/trauma. 

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Latest factsheet

Occupational health 2019-20
Occupational health 2019-20

Date published: 14 Jul 2020
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • There has been a 27.3% decrease in reported cases of HAVS between 2018-19 and 2019-20.
  • Manual handling incidents resulting in lost time decreased by 13.8% in 2019-20, reaching the lowest number of incidents over the time series.
  • Shock/trauma incidents resulting in lost time decreased by 14.4% compared to 2018-19, which represents a record low in the time series.