Table 8. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and events or exposures, all ownerships, 2015


   TABLE 8. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation(3) and events or exposures, all
   ownerships, 2015
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                                 |           |                                                           Event or exposure leading to injury or illness(4)                                                           
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                                 |           |           |           |  Overexertion and bodily reaction |           |     Transportation    |           |   Violence and other injuries by persons or   |           
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                                 |   Total   |           |           |                                   |Exposure to|       incidents       |           |                     animal                    |           
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           Occupation(3)         | incidence |           |           |           |           |           |  harmful  |                       |           |                                               |           
                                 |    rate   |  Contact  |   Falls,  |           |           |           | substances|           |           |   Fires   |           |           |           |           |    All    
                                 |           |    with   |   Slips,  |           |   Over-   |           |     or    |           |           |    and    |           |Intentional| Injury by |           |   other   
                                 |           |  objects  |   Trips   |   Total   |exertion in| Repetitive| environ-  |           |  Roadway  | explosions|           | injury by |person--un-| Animal and| events(5) 
                                 |           |           |           |           |  lifting  |   motion  |  ments    |   Total   | incidents |           |   Total   |   other   |intentional|   insect  |           
                                 |           |           |           |           |  lowering |           |           |           |           |           |           |   person  | or intent |  related  |           
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  unknown  |           |           
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        Total....................|   104.0   |    24.3   |    27.9   |    33.9   |    10.2   |     2.2   |     4.7   |     5.7   |     4.0   |     0.2   |     6.8   |     3.1   |     2.3   |     1.3   |     0.5   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Police and Sheriffs Patrol   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Officers....................|   497.7   |    42.4   |   108.8   |    98.8   |    10.5   |     2.0   |    23.8   |    78.4   |    66.1   |      .8   |   140.4   |    51.2   |    76.1   |    12.8   |     4.4   
    Correctional Officers and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Jailers.....................|   420.2   |    50.5   |   100.4   |    93.9   |    13.1   |     2.5   |    18.1   |     6.6   |     3.1   |     -     |   147.5   |    72.3   |    71.0   |     1.2   |     3.3   
    Firefighters.................|   397.5   |    53.4   |   102.8   |   189.3   |    44.6   |     -     |    28.8   |     6.1   |     4.4   |    10.0   |     4.6   |     -     |     2.3   |     2.2   |     2.6   
    Nursing Assistants...........|   348.5   |    31.0   |    64.7   |   186.3   |    42.5   |     1.7   |     5.6   |     2.8   |     2.6   |     -     |    56.3   |    34.5   |    17.0   |     4.6   |     1.8   
    Heating, Air Conditioning,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Refrigeration Mechanics |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Installers..............|   319.5   |   111.8   |    88.7   |    87.7   |    21.3   |     3.3   |    18.1   |     8.2   |     7.5   |     -     |     1.2   |     -     |     -     |     1.1   |     3.5   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Light Truck or Delivery      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Services Drivers............|   314.0   |    42.3   |    82.8   |   144.4   |    47.7   |     2.0   |     4.2   |    36.7   |    30.3   |     -     |     2.7   |      .4   |     -     |     2.2   |      .9   
    Emergency Medical Technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Paramedics..............|   313.5   |    33.9   |    40.3   |   193.7   |    95.0   |     1.9   |     8.2   |    21.2   |    18.8   |     -     |    15.5   |     6.3   |     8.8   |     -     |     -     
    Heavy and Tractor-Trailer    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Truck Drivers...............|   307.5   |    52.1   |   101.1   |    97.0   |    21.4   |     1.8   |     4.3   |    48.0   |    40.7   |      .7   |     2.3   |      .3   |      .1   |     1.8   |     2.0   
    Laborers and Freight, Stock, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Material Movers, Hand...|   297.8   |   102.9   |    55.8   |   115.3   |    49.5   |     5.0   |     5.2   |    14.6   |     2.5   |      .5   |     1.9   |      .3   |      .3   |     1.2   |     1.6   
    Food Preparation Workers.....|   290.8   |   133.1   |    71.0   |    54.5   |    26.7   |     5.5   |    29.3   |     1.0   |     -     |     -     |      .5   |     -     |      .3   |     -     |     1.2   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Sheet Metal Workers..........|   289.9   |   124.5   |    27.5   |   107.6   |    28.6   |     -     |     2.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Nonfarm Animal Caretakers....|   278.0   |    22.7   |    27.5   |   116.5   |    19.2   |     2.3   |     6.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |   102.8   |     -     |     -     |   102.5   |     -     
    Janitors and Cleaners, Except|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Maids and Housekeeping      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cleaners....................|   277.4   |    62.0   |    79.8   |   106.9   |    36.8   |     3.3   |    19.0   |     4.8   |     2.8   |      .2   |     2.9   |      .6   |      .2   |     2.1   |     1.8   
    Construction Laborers........|   265.3   |   102.8   |    59.3   |    70.4   |    20.6   |     2.0   |    14.0   |    16.0   |     6.8   |      .4   |     1.6   |     -     |     -     |     1.4   |      .8   
    Maintenance and Repair       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers, General............|   262.4   |    75.1   |    69.6   |    92.7   |    28.2   |     2.8   |    14.8   |     7.3   |     4.6   |     -     |     1.6   |      .3   |     -     |     1.2   |     1.1   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Maids and Housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cleaners....................|   255.6   |    49.1   |    83.3   |   103.0   |    27.8   |     5.3   |    12.0   |     3.8   |     3.4   |     -     |     3.4   |      .7   |      .3   |     2.4   |     1.0   
    Bus and Truck Mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Diesel Engine Specialists...|   246.0   |    83.9   |    42.9   |    95.1   |    25.3   |     2.0   |     7.9   |    11.4   |     5.2   |      .8   |     3.6   |     -     |     -     |     2.7   |     -     
    Painters, Construction and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Maintenance.................|   235.9   |    65.3   |   116.8   |    49.0   |    13.6   |     4.2   |     2.4   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs..|   213.6   |    10.7   |    54.9   |    71.8   |    44.3   |     -     |     1.2   |    66.3   |    62.6   |     -     |     8.8   |     2.9   |     -     |     5.2   |     -     
    Automotive Service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Technicians and Mechanics...|   207.2   |    90.4   |    20.0   |    79.4   |    29.7   |     2.7   |     5.9   |     8.8   |     3.8   |     1.5   |      .5   |     -     |     -     |      .4   |      .7   
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    Food Servers, Nonrestaurant..|   201.0   |    66.3   |    66.0   |    50.3   |    18.9   |     1.1   |    14.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.5   |      .9   |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Landscaping and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Groundskeeping Workers......|   194.1   |    63.1   |    44.6   |    54.9   |    19.4   |     1.5   |     9.4   |    13.1   |     6.5   |     -     |     8.2   |      .3   |     -     |     7.8   |      .9   
    Plumbers, Pipefitters, and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Steamfitters................|   193.7   |    56.1   |    44.4   |    72.1   |    15.3   |     2.7   |    12.1   |     5.1   |     4.6   |     -     |     1.1   |     -     |     -     |     1.1   |     2.8   
    Teacher Assistants...........|   185.9   |    23.9   |    64.9   |    35.3   |     9.6   |     -     |      .5   |     2.8   |     2.5   |     -     |    56.6   |    34.0   |    21.6   |      .2   |     1.9   
    Bus Drivers, School or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Special Client..............|   185.8   |    14.2   |    60.4   |    43.9   |     5.7   |     1.3   |     1.8   |    58.5   |    50.2   |     -     |     6.8   |     4.2   |     1.6   |     1.1   |     -     
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    Cooks, Institution and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cafeteria...................|   184.9   |    49.8   |    55.8   |    53.2   |    21.7   |     2.0   |    22.0   |      .9   |     -     |     -     |     1.7   |     1.5   |     -     |     -     |     1.3   
    Chefs and Head Cooks.........|   182.7   |    60.5   |    43.8   |    44.6   |    15.0   |     -     |    28.4   |     1.4   |     -     |     3.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Counter Attendants,          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cafeteria, Food Concession, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Coffee Shop.............|   182.6   |    35.3   |    66.2   |    51.5   |    17.4   |     6.6   |    27.2   |     1.4   |     -     |     -     |     1.0   |     -     |     1.0   |     -     |     -     
    Carpenters...................|   179.6   |    80.2   |    49.7   |    41.3   |    14.5   |     2.0   |     3.2   |     2.3   |     1.2   |     -     |      .6   |     -     |     -     |      .6   |     1.9   
    Laundry and Dry-Cleaning     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers.....................|   175.5   |    37.5   |    43.4   |    75.7   |    16.8   |     4.7   |    17.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.6   |     -     |     -     |     1.6   |     -     
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Telecommunications Equipment |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Installers and Repairers,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Except Line Installers......|   175.3   |    26.2   |    45.9   |    75.2   |     8.7   |     1.8   |     6.9   |    13.4   |    12.1   |     -     |     7.6   |     -     |     -     |     7.3   |     -     
    Welders, Cutters, Solderers, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Brazers.................|   163.9   |    77.1   |    35.6   |    36.2   |    13.6   |     2.3   |    11.8   |     1.4   |     -     |     1.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .5   
    Reservation and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Transportation Ticket Agents|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Travel Clerks...........|   158.0   |    26.8   |    42.5   |    81.3   |    41.6   |     2.3   |     1.8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     3.9   |     -     |     1.5   |     1.7   |     -     
    First-Line Supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Housekeeping and Janitorial |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers.....................|   156.8   |    33.0   |    38.3   |    50.0   |    18.0   |     2.0   |     3.2   |    21.8   |     2.1   |     -     |    10.3   |     -     |     -     |     9.4   |     -     
    First-Line Supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Helpers, Laborers, and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Material Movers, Hand.......|   155.7   |    43.6   |    37.5   |    63.5   |    19.7   |     -     |     2.8   |     8.1   |     1.1   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
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    Stock Clerks and Order       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Fillers.....................|   154.4   |    44.7   |    25.9   |    75.1   |    38.2   |     5.1   |     2.3   |     4.4   |      .6   |     -     |     1.6   |      .8   |      .2   |      .6   |      .4   
    Dining Room and Cafeteria    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Attendants and Bartender    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Helpers.....................|   151.4   |    65.5   |    34.8   |    37.9   |    16.1   |     1.5   |    11.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.2   |      .8   |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Personal Care Aides..........|   149.4   |    11.8   |    36.0   |    56.1   |    18.5   |      .7   |     3.0   |     9.2   |     7.7   |     -     |    32.9   |    21.2   |     9.8   |     1.6   |      .5   
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    Dishwashers..................|   145.6   |    79.9   |    25.0   |    24.5   |    10.0   |     1.9   |    14.2   |     1.6   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Medical and Clinical         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laboratory Technicians......|   144.5   |    19.4   |    42.8   |    62.3   |     8.9   |    17.1   |    12.7   |     2.8   |     2.6   |     -     |     3.2   |     1.8   |     -     |     -     |     -     
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     1 The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as (N/EH) x 20,000,000, where
        N = number of injuries and 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 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
     3 These occupations have at least 0.1% of full-time equivalent employment.
     4 Data shown in columns correspond to Event codes based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
     5 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
     Note:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.
     Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating state agencies.

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