STATISTICS FOR WORK-RELATED ILLNESS
(Taken from the HSE “Health & Safety Statistics Highlights”, 2013/2014)
•An estimated 1.2 million people who worked in 2013/14 were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by work. 535 000 of these were new cases which started in the year (LFS).
•Around 80% of the new work-related conditions in 2013/14 were musculoskeletal disorders or stress, depression or anxiety (LFS)
•An estimated 2604 new cases of work-related ill health seen in GP clinics were reported by 157 GPs in 2013. The majority of the cases were work-related musculoskeletal disorders (48%) and mental ill health (38%) (THOR-GP)
•Stress, anxiety and depression second most commonly reported work-related illness
•Other self-reported work-related illness in 2013/14 include headaches, eyestrain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/RSI