Table 16. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work and musculoskeletal disorders by selected worker occupation and ownership, 2014


     TABLE 16. Number, incidence rate(1), and median days(2) away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) and musculoskeletal
     disorders(4) by selected worker occupation(5) and ownership, 2014
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                                   |           Total private,          |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
               Occupation          |          state, and local         |         industry(6)(7)(8)         |          government(7)(8)         |          government(7)(8)         
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                                   |        government(6)(7)(8)        |                                   |                                   |                                   
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days
                                   |           | Incidence |Median days|   Number  | Incidence | away from |   Number  | Incidence | away from |   Number  | Incidence | away from 
                                   |   Number  |    rate   | away from |           |    rate   |    work   |           |    rate   |    work   |           |    rate   |    work   
                                   |           |           |    work   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
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          Total....................|   365,580 |     33.8  |     13    |   298,460 |     31.9  |     13    |    16,670 |     42.1  |     14    |    50,450 |     48.4  |     13    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Laborers and freight, stock, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and material movers, hand...|    21,480 |     --    |     12    |    20,590 |    111.0  |     11    |       150 |     --    |     19    |       730 |    324.8  |     14    
      Nursing assistants...........|    20,920 |    199.8  |      7    |    18,510 |    191.1  |      6    |       720 |    259.7  |     12    |     1,690 |    304.2  |      8    
      Heavy and tractor-trailer    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       truck drivers...............|    17,030 |    111.7  |     19    |    16,410 |    108.0  |     20    |        50 |     --    |      2    |       570 |    319.8  |      8    
      Janitors and cleaners, except|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       maids and housekeeping      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|    14,530 |     95.4  |     13    |     7,830 |     67.6  |     13    |     1,160 |    202.3  |     13    |     5,540 |    185.2  |     13    
      Stock clerks and order       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fillers.....................|    11,870 |     88.8  |     15    |    11,700 |     88.3  |     15    |        80 |     85.5  |     41    |        90 |     67.2  |      6    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Registered nurses............|    11,360 |     55.0  |      9    |     9,820 |     55.3  |      9    |       640 |     60.1  |     14    |       900 |     48.8  |      9    
      Light truck or delivery      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       services drivers............|    10,390 |    139.0  |     27    |    10,240 |    137.1  |     29    |        60 |     --    |      5    |       100 |    158.4  |      6    
      Maintenance and repair       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       workers, general............|     8,880 |     81.0  |     10    |     5,880 |     63.9  |     10    |       620 |    154.6  |     20    |     2,380 |    175.1  |      8    
      Retail salespersons..........|     7,380 |     23.1  |      8    |     7,380 |     22.9  |      8    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Production workers, all other|     7,140 |     --    |     15    |     7,130 |     --    |     15    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|     6,650 |     98.4  |     10    |     6,090 |     93.1  |     10    |       250 |    451.1  |      9    |       310 |    158.9  |      8    
      Landscaping and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       groundskeeping workers......|     5,930 |     86.3  |     13    |     3,120 |     51.7  |     10    |       330 |    268.1  |      6    |     2,470 |    347.9  |     23    
      Construction laborers........|     5,790 |     80.8  |     14    |     4,720 |     68.4  |     10    |        60 |    215.7  |      7    |     1,010 |    362.3  |     45    
      Firefighters.................|     5,760 |    178.8  |     15    |        40 |     29.2  |     19    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     5,710 |    208.0  |     15    
      Personal care aides..........|     5,300 |     60.6  |     10    |     4,380 |     50.4  |      9    |       780 |    634.5  |     18    |       150 |    150.7  |      6    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Police and sheriffs patrol   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       officers....................|     5,180 |     91.0  |     27    |     --    |     --    |     --    |       710 |    112.7  |      7    |     4,450 |     95.5  |     29    
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       retail sales workers........|     4,450 |     40.5  |     16    |     4,450 |     40.3  |     16    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Automotive service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       technicians and mechanics...|     4,210 |     74.7  |     15    |     3,950 |     72.2  |     15    |       120 |    205.8  |      2    |       140 |    100.0  |      8    
      Assemblers and fabricators,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       all other...................|     4,210 |     --    |     16    |     4,210 |     --    |     16    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Cargo and freight agents.....|     4,120 |     --    |     26    |     4,120 |    572.4  |     26    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Carpenters...................|     3,950 |     75.3  |     17    |     3,660 |     71.0  |     16    |       160 |    418.8  |     42    |       140 |    145.9  |     16    
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      Emergency medical technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and paramedics..............|     3,880 |    184.4  |     12    |     2,630 |    193.5  |      7    |        40 |     --    |      8    |     1,210 |    178.0  |     25    
      Food preparation workers.....|     3,790 |     --    |      8    |     3,110 |     62.5  |      8    |       150 |     --    |     11    |       520 |     --    |      2    
      Driversales workers..........|     3,790 |     --    |     15    |     3,780 |     98.0  |     15    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Home health aides............|     3,270 |     55.4  |     11    |     3,160 |     54.2  |     12    |        70 |    116.0  |      5    |        40 |     62.5  |      6    
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      Cashiers.....................|     3,130 |     15.2  |     11    |     3,080 |     15.1  |     11    |        40 |     54.0  |      9    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Customer service             |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       representatives.............|     2,940 |     15.1  |     36    |     2,900 |     15.2  |     42    |        20 |     10.3  |      6    |        20 |      6.1  |      7    
      Correctional officers and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       jailers.....................|     2,850 |     75.1  |     24    |        80 |     37.5  |     12    |     2,210 |    102.6  |     27    |       560 |     41.3  |     14    
      Flight attendants............|     2,480 |     --    |     15    |     2,480 |    331.3  |     15    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Teacher assistants...........|     2,270 |     28.2  |     14    |       690 |     40.3  |     22    |        30 |     14.3  |      2    |     1,550 |     27.1  |     14    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Licensed practical and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       licensed vocational nurses..|     2,250 |     41.7  |      9    |     1,830 |     37.5  |      7    |       170 |     78.2  |     50    |       250 |     77.0  |     10    
      Farmworkers and laborers,    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       crop, nursery, and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       greenhouse..................|     2,090 |     --    |      7    |     2,080 |     --    |      7    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Bus drivers, transit and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       intercity...................|     2,090 |     --    |     13    |       840 |    149.0  |     11    |       360 |     --    |     21    |       880 |    181.2  |     13    
      Plumbers, pipefitters, and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       steamfitters................|     2,010 |     59.8  |     12    |     1,740 |     53.9  |     14    |        60 |    149.7  |     17    |       220 |    174.4  |      8    
      Shipping, receiving, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       traffic clerks..............|     1,990 |     36.1  |      8    |     1,980 |     35.7  |      8    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
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      Electricians.................|     1,900 |     37.2  |     12    |     1,640 |     33.3  |     12    |       120 |    189.0  |     11    |       140 |     94.0  |     18    
      Combined food preparation and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       serving workers, including  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fast food...................|     1,880 |      9.6  |     10    |     1,820 |      9.7  |     10    |     --    |     --    |     --    |        40 |      3.8  |     40    
      Bus and truck mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       diesel engine specialists...|     1,880 |     79.5  |     24    |     1,310 |     63.5  |     29    |       140 |    423.6  |     31    |       430 |    162.8  |     11    
      Telecommunications equipment |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       installers and repairers,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       except line installers......|     1,820 |     96.0  |     28    |     1,810 |     96.9  |     28    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Industrial truck and tractor |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       operators...................|     1,720 |     36.3  |     14    |     1,700 |     35.8  |     14    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
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      Packers and packagers, hand..|     1,720 |     --    |     13    |     1,720 |     33.4  |     13    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      Highway maintenance workers..|     1,690 |    143.2  |     10    |        20 |     36.2  |     19    |       860 |    245.3  |     12    |       810 |    111.3  |     10    
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      Heating, air conditioning,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and refrigeration mechanics |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and installers..............|     1,640 |     70.9  |     12    |     1,360 |     62.0  |     11    |        50 |    103.2  |     28    |       240 |    260.5  |     13    
      Welders, cutters, solderers, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and brazers.................|     1,640 |     47.0  |     13    |     1,600 |     45.6  |     13    |        30 |     --    |     59    |     --    |     --    |     --    
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       construction trades and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       extraction workers..........|     1,570 |     32.7  |     12    |     1,380 |     30.9  |     12    |        20 |     17.5  |      6    |       170 |     70.7  |     22    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Cleaners of vehicles and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       equipment...................|     1,510 |     61.1  |      4    |     1,460 |     59.6  |      4    |     --    |     --    |     --    |        40 |    104.7  |     14    
      Telecommunications line      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       installers and repairers....|     1,500 |    142.7  |     28    |     1,460 |    137.9  |     28    |     --    |     --    |     --    |        40 |     --    |     28    
      Refuse and recyclable        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       material collectors.........|     1,470 |    156.7  |      8    |       680 |    114.2  |      9    |     --    |     --    |     --    |       800 |    246.4  |      8    
      Office clerks, general.......|     1,440 |      6.8  |      6    |       750 |      4.2  |      4    |       320 |     25.3  |      5    |       370 |     16.9  |     15    
      Metal workers and plastic    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       workers, all other..........|     1,430 |     --    |     12    |     1,430 |     --    |     12    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    
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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
       2 Median days away from work is 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 fewer days than a specified median. Median days away from work are represented in actual values.
       3 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       4 Musculoskeletal disorders include cases in which the nature of the injury or illness is pinched nerve; herniated disc; meniscus tear; sprains, strains, tears; hernia
     (traumatic and nontraumatic); pain, swelling, and numbness; carpal or tarsal tunnel syndrome; Raynaud's syndrome or phenomenon; musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
     diseases and disorders, and when the event or exposure leading to the injury or illness is overexertion and bodily reaction, unspecified; overexertion involving outside
     sources; repetitive motion involving microtasks; other and multiple exertions or bodily reactions; and rubbed, abraded, or jarred by vibration.
       5 Selected occupations ranked in descending musculoskeletal disorder count for private, State, and local government.
       6 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       7 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2012) 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.     
       8 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       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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