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The general stats on men's health are available on the MHF site here:

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Men and Work statistics

Work is dangerous. According to EU figures, every three and a half minutes, somebody in the EU dies from work-related causes

The headline UK stats from the government report Health, Work and Well-being are:

  • Health promotion initiatives have led to a 12-36% reduction in sickness absence, resulting in major savings in absenteeism costs.
  • It has been calculated that every pound spent on promoting health in the workplace can lead to a £2.50 saving.
  • HSE provisional data for 2005/6 shows that men are 13 times more likely than women to suffer a work-related fatality.
  • Men are almost 2.5 times as likely to be affected by a non-fatal major injury or an 'over three day' injury.
  • It is estimated that men, on average, lose three more days from work than women as a result of an illness caused or made worse by work

Stress at work

The HSE calculate that:

  • Work-related stress accounts for over a third of all new incidences of ill health.
  • Each case of work-related stress, depression or anxiety related ill health leads to an average of 30.2 working days lost.
  • A total of 13.8 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2006/07.

Proof of the need for health advice in the workplace has been provided by Workplace Health Connect, a two-year pilot study under the HSE, which ended in February 2008. It was designed to give advice on workplace health and in its two years handled over 8,600 calls, made over 5,400 initial visits and over 4,200 follow-up visits. It is estimated that the pilot had a positive impact on nearly 125,000 workers. Full story.

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Page updated on December 1st, 2009