Table 6. Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by major industry sector, category of illness, and ownership, 2012

TABLE 6a.  Incidence rates(1) of nonfatal occupational illnesses by major industry sector, category of illness, and ownership, 2012
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                                            Industry sector                                             |        Total        |       diseases      |     Respiratory     |      Poisonings     |     Hearing loss    |      All other      
                                                                                                        |        cases        |          or         |      conditions     |                     |                     |      illnesses      
                                                                                                        |                     |      disorders      |                     |                     |                     |                     
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                                                                                                        |                                                     Incidence rates per 10,000 full-time workers
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All industries including state and local government(2)..................................................|         20.2        |          3.2        |          1.9        |          0.3        |          2.1        |         12.7        
                                                                                                        |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     
Private industry(2).....................................................................................|         17.5        |          2.6        |          1.5        |           .2        |          2.1        |         11.0        
                                                                                                        |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     
  Goods producing(2)....................................................................................|         28.6        |          3.7        |          1.2        |           .3        |          7.5        |         16.0        
    Natural resources and mining(2)(3)..................................................................|         20.0        |          3.6        |          1.7        |           .9        |          1.5        |         12.3        
    Construction........................................................................................|          8.1        |          1.9        |           .5        |           .2        |           .2        |          5.3        
    Manufacturing.......................................................................................|         38.6        |          4.4        |          1.5        |           .2        |         11.5        |         21.0        
  Service providing.....................................................................................|         14.5        |          2.3        |          1.6        |           .2        |           .7        |          9.7        
    Trade, transportation, and utilities(4).............................................................|         13.9        |          1.6        |          -          |           .1        |          1.8        |          8.7        
    Information.........................................................................................|          9.1        |           .9        |           .4        |           .2        |           .9        |          6.7        
    Financial activities................................................................................|          9.4        |          1.0        |          1.0        |           .1        |          -          |          7.3        
    Professional and business services..................................................................|          8.7        |          1.8        |          1.0        |           .3        |           .2        |          5.5        
    Education and health services.......................................................................|         25.9        |          4.2        |          2.6        |           .3        |           .1        |         18.7        
    Leisure and hospitality.............................................................................|         12.7        |          3.2        |          1.5        |           .2        |           .1        |          7.8        
    Other services, except public administration........................................................|         10.8        |          2.5        |          1.5        |          -          |           .5        |          6.0        
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State and local government(2)...........................................................................|         37.3        |          7.1        |          4.5        |           .8        |          1.9        |         23.1        
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State government(2).....................................................................................|         37.8        |          6.2        |          4.8        |           .6        |          1.9        |         24.3        
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Local government(2).....................................................................................|         37.2        |          7.5        |          4.4        |           .9        |          1.8        |         22.6        
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  1 The incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as:  (N/EH) x 20,000,000, where
     
     N         =  number of illnesses                   
     EH        =  total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year   
     20,000,000=  base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers               
                  (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)
     
  2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
  3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System  United States, 2007) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and
Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors
are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore,
estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.
  4 Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
  
  NOTE:  Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines. 
  SOURCE:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor   



TABLE 6b.  Numbers of cases of nonfatal occupational illnesses by major industry sector, category of illness, and ownership, 2012
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                                            Industry sector                                             |        Total        |       diseases      |     Respiratory     |      Poisonings     |     Hearing loss    |      All other      
                                                                                                        |        cases        |          or         |      conditions     |                     |                     |      illnesses      
                                                                                                        |                     |      disorders      |                     |                     |                     |                     
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                                                                                                        |                                                           Numbers of illnesses in thousands
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All industries including state and local government(1)..................................................|         207.8       |          33.3       |          19.9       |           3.0       |          21.2       |         130.4       
                                                                                                        |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     
Private industry(1).....................................................................................|         154.8       |          23.2       |          13.5       |           1.9       |          18.5       |          97.7       
                                                                                                        |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     |                     
  Goods producing(1)....................................................................................|          53.1       |           6.8       |           2.3       |            .5       |          14.0       |          29.6       
    Natural resources and mining(1)(2)..................................................................|           3.5       |            .6       |            .3       |            .2       |            .3       |           2.2       
    Construction........................................................................................|           4.1       |            .9       |            .3       |            .1       |            .1       |           2.6       
    Manufacturing.......................................................................................|          45.6       |           5.2       |           1.7       |            .2       |          13.6       |          24.8       
  Service providing.....................................................................................|         101.6       |          16.4       |          11.2       |           1.4       |           4.6       |          68.1       
    Trade, transportation, and utilities(3).............................................................|          29.2       |           3.4       |          -          |            .3       |           3.8       |          18.2       
    Information.........................................................................................|           2.2       |            .2       |            .1       |         (4)         |            .2       |           1.6       
    Financial activities................................................................................|           6.3       |            .7       |            .7       |            .1       |          -          |           4.9       
    Professional and business services..................................................................|          11.8       |           2.5       |           1.3       |            .4       |            .2       |           7.4       
    Education and health services.......................................................................|          37.9       |           6.1       |           3.9       |            .4       |            .1       |          27.3       
    Leisure and hospitality.............................................................................|          11.0       |           2.8       |           1.3       |            .2       |            .1       |           6.8       
    Other services, except public administration........................................................|           3.1       |            .7       |            .4       |          -          |            .1       |           1.7       
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State and local government(1)...........................................................................|          53.0       |          10.1       |           6.4       |           1.1       |           2.6       |          32.7       
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State government(1).....................................................................................|          15.1       |           2.5       |           1.9       |            .2       |            .8       |           9.7       
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Local government(1).....................................................................................|          37.9       |           7.6       |           4.5       |            .9       |           1.9       |          23.0       
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  1 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
  2 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System  United States, 2007) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and
Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors
are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore,
estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.
  3 Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
  4 Data too small to be displayed.
  
  NOTE:  Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines. 
  SOURCE:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor   




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