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 2020-21
Occupational health 2020-21

Date published: 22 Jul 2021
Date next published: 21 Jul 2022

Key results

  • There has been a 76.6% decrease in reported cases of HAVS between 2019-20 and 2020-21.
  • Manual handling incidents resulting in lost time decreased by 58.7% compared with 2019-20, reaching the lowest number of incidents over the time series.
  • Shock/trauma incidents resulting in lost time decreased by 26.5% compared with 2019-20, which represents a record low in the time series.