Category

A 3-digit code that identifies the broad industry division, injury and illness classification, or demographic characteristic, or number of days involved in the injury/illness resulting in days away from work.

Data type

A 1-digit code that identifies the type of estimate: Incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers (3); Injury and illness cases (6); or Median days lost (7).

Case type

A 1-digit code that describes the type of estimate detail. The case types are defined as follows:

  • 3 Selected injury/illness characteristic by detailed industry
  • E Industry division or selected characteristic by detailed Event or exposure
  • S Industry division or selected characteristic by detailed Source of injury or illness
  • P Industry division or selected characteristic by detailed Part of Body
  • N Industry division or selected characteristic by detailed Nature of condition
  • O Industry division or selected characteristic by detailed Occupation
  • A Industry division or selected characteristic by Age group
  • L Industry division or selected characteristic by Length of service
  • M Industry division or selected characteristic by Special combinations
  • G Industry division or selected characteristic by Gender
  • R Industry division or selected characteristic by Race or ethnic origin
  • T Industry division or selected characteristic by Time of day event occurred
  • H Industry division or selected characteristic by Hours on the job at time of event
  • W Industry division or selected characteristic by day of Week

Ownership

A 1-digit code that describes the sector of the estimate detail. The ownership types are defined as follows

  • 0 All industries
  • 1 Private industry
  • 7 State government
  • 8 Local government
  • 9 State and local government

Area

Indicates the area for which the data were reported. Included areas are the U.S., participating States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Industry

Indicates the industry for which the data were reported. The data are based on the classification of industrial activity as defined by the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Occupation

The BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness and the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries use the Standard Occupational Classification Manual 2000.

Incidence rate

Represent the number of injuries and/or illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) X 20,000,000 where: N = number of injuries and/or illnesses EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year 20,000,000 = base for 10,000 full-time equivalent workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

Nature

The principal physical characteristic of a disabling condition, such as sprain/strain, cut/laceration, or carpal tunnel syndrome, as described in the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.

Part of body

That which is directly linked to the nature of injury or illness cited, for example, back sprain, finger cut, or wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome, as described in the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.

Source

The object, substance, exposure, or bodily motion that directly produced or inflicted the disabling condition cited, for example a toxic substance, as described in the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.

Event

The manner in which the injury or illness was produced or inflicted, for example, overexertion while lifting or fall from ladder, as described in the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.

Age

The age group of the employee experiencing an injury or illness resulting in days away from work: Under 14; 14-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; and 65 and over.

Gender

The gender, male or female, of the employee experiencing an injury or illness resulting in days away from work.

Length of service

The length of service of the employee experiencing an injury or illness resulting in days away from work: Less than 3 months; 3-11 months, 1-5 years; More than 5 years.

Race

The race or ethnic origin of the employee experiencing an injury or illness resulting in days away from work: White only; Black only; Hispanic or Latino; Asian; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Multi-race; and Hispanic and other.

Time of event

The time of day grouping in which the lost time injury occurred:12:01 AM to 4:00AM; 4:01 AM to 8:00AM; 8:01 AM to 12 Noon; 12:01 PM to 4:00 PM; 4:01 PM to 8:00 PM; 8:01 PM to 12 Midnight.

Median days away from work

The measure used to summarize the varying lengths of absences from work among the cases with days away from work. Half the cases involved more days and half involved less days than a specified median.

Hours on the job

The hours on the job before experiencing the injury or illness groupings: Event occurred before shift began; Less than 1 hour; 1 - 2 hours; 2 - 4 hours; 4 - 6 hours; 6 - 8 hours; 8 -10 hours; 10 - 12 hours; 12 - 16 hours ; More than 16 hours .

Day of Week

The day of the week the injury/illness occurred.

 

Last Modified Date: November 8, 2012