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Work-related ill health crisis

11th August 2006

According to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approximately 2million workers suffer from ill health, which they believe was caused or made worse by work. 

The findings, covering the period 2004-05, were equivalent to 28m working days lost to the British economy every year.

The biggest causes of work-related ill health were musculoskeletal disorders, with work-related stress the next biggest category. Health and social welfare, teaching and research professionals and skilled construction and building trades were all professions suffering above-average rates for work-related illness.

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Article Information

Title: Work-related ill health crisis
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 646
Date Added: 11th Aug 2006


The Financial Times

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