Did you know?
- Around 13,000 deaths each year from occupational lung disease and cancer are estimated to have been caused by past exposures at work, primarily to chemicals and dusts.
- An estimated 1.3 million people who worked in 2015/16 were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by work. Of these, 0.5 million were new cases which started in the year (LFS).
- Around 80% of self-reported work-related conditions were musculoskeletal disorders or stress, depression or anxiety (LFS).
- The estimated rate of self-reported work-related ill health, and specifically musculoskeletal disorders, showed a generally downward trend to around 2011/12; more recently the rate has been broadly flat. The rate for stress, depression or anxiety has been broadly flat for more than a decade (LFS).
- The majority (85%) of new cases of work-related ill health reported by participating GPs in the THOR-GP surveillance scheme, during 2013-2015, were musculoskeletal disorders or mental ill health (THOR-GP).
- In 2015/16, an estimated 25.9 million working days were lost due to self-reported work-related illness (LFS).
- Estimated working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness showed a generally downward trend up to around 2009/10; since then the rate has remained broadly flat (LFS).
AHW aim to provide UK industry with a cost effective solution to improve employee working conditions, significantly reduce work related illness/disease and provide guidance and support for those who have been affected by employer malpractice.
How are we going to do this?
Provide cost effective Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Health consultancy to UK Industry.
Provide all member employees with private healthcare ensure that all workplace illness and/or disease is treated by specialists in the field.