October 26, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Private industry workplace injuries and illnesses decline in 2010

Incidence rates (1) of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by case type and ownership, selected industries, 2010
Industry Total recordable cases Cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction Other recordable cases
     Total      Cases with days away from work Cases with job transfer or restriction

Private industry

3.5 1.8 1.1 0.8 1.7

Goods producing

4.2 2.3 1.2 1.1 1.9

Natural resources and mining

3.7 2.2 1.4 0.8 1.5

Construction

4.0 2.1 1.5 0.6 1.9

Manufacturing

4.4 2.4 1.1 1.3 2.0

Service providing

3.4 1.7 1.0 0.7 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

4.1 2.4 1.4 1.1 1.7

Information

1.8 1.1 0.8 0.3 0.8

Financial activities

1.3 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.7

Professional and business services

1.7 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.8

Education and health services

4.8 2.2 1.3 0.9 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

3.9 1.7 1.1 0.6 2.2

Other services

2.7 1.3 0.9 0.4 1.4

State and local government

5.7 2.5 1.8 0.7 3.2

Footnotes:
(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers. NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.

These data are featured in the TED article, Private industry workplace injuries and illnesses decline in 2010.

 

 

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