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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics, 2006

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the number and frequency of work-related injuries and illnesses in private industry each year. BLS also provides detailed information on the circumstances of the injury or illness and the characteristics of the worker for cases that involve 1 or more days away from work. The data, which come from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, identify the industrial, occupational, and worker groups having relatively high risks of job-related injury and illness. The data also provide the means to focus attention on the severity of the incidents and how they occurred.

This report includes charts and text highlighting summary, case, and demographic data gathered from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Supplementary data, such as injury and illness rates by detailed industry and establishment size, can be accessed on the internet at www.bls.gov/iif/. The online version of the Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Profiles System can be found at http://data.bls.gov/GQT/servlet/InitialPage.


Charts

  • Chart 1. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by case type, private industry, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 2. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by employment size class, private industry, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 3. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by major industries, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 4. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by goods-producing private industry sector, 2005 and 2006
  • Chart 5. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by service-providing private industry sector, 2005 and 2006

  • Chart 6. Incidence rates for cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by major industries, 2006
  • Chart 7. Incidence rates for cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by case type and goods-producing private industry sector, 2006
  • Chart 8. Incidence rates for cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by case type and service-providing private industry sector, 2006
  • Chart 9. Industries with at least 100,000 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 10. Total recordable nonfatal injury and illness incidence rates in selected healthcare and social assistance industries, private industry, 2006

  • Chart 11. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury incidence rates, by goods-producing private industry sector, 2005 and 2006
  • Chart 12. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury incidence rates, by service-providing industry sector, 2005 and 2006
  • Chart 13. Total nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases, by category of illness, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 14. Total recordable nonfatal occupational illness incidence rates, by major industries, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 15. Total recordable nonfatal occupational illness incidence rates, by goods-producing private industry sector, 2005 and 2006

  • Chart 16. Total recordable nonfatal occupational illness incidence rates, by service-providing private industry sector, 2005 and 2006
  • Chart 17. Number of injuries and illnesses with days away from work, private industry, 2003-06
  • Chart 18. Percent change in incidence rate of injuries and illnesses, by selected events or exposures, private industry, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 19. Occupations with 20,000 or more injuries and illnesses, private industry, 2003 to 2006
  • Chart 20. Number and incidence rate of injuries and illnesses, by occupation group, private industry, 2006

  • Chart 21. Number and incidence rate for occupations with 20,000 or more injuries and illnesses, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 22. Number and incidence rate of injuries and illnesses for occupations with the highest incidence rates, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 23. Distribution of injuries and illnesses and employment, by industry domain, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 24. Distribution of injuries and illnesses and hours worked, by gender of worker, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 25. Number of injuries and illnesses and percentage of cases involving Hispanic or Latino workers by industry, private industry, 2006

  • Chart 26. Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses, by age of worker, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 27. Injury and illness topology
  • Chart 28. Distribution of injuries and illnesses, by nature, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 29. Median number of days away from work due to injuries and illnesses, by nature, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 30. Distribution of injuries or illnesses, by part of body, private industry, 2006

  • Chart 31. Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses, by part of body, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 32. Distribution of injuries or illnesses, by source, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 33. Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses, by source, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 34. Distribution of injuries or illnesses, by event or exposure, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 35. Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses, by event or exposure, private industry, 2006
  • Chart 36. Number of musculoskeletal disorders, private industry, 2002-06
  • Chart 37. Number and incidence rates of injuries and illnesses due to musculoskeletal disorders, by selected occupations, private industry, 2006

Appendices

  • Appendix A. Scope and Method of Survey
  • Appendix B. Definitions
  • Appendix C. How to Calculate Your Firm's Incidence Rate
  • Appendix D. Standardized Coding of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • Appendix E. Survey Report Form and Instructions, 2006
  • Appendix F. State Agencies Receiving Federal Funds, 2006

Appendix Tables

  • Table A-1. Relative standard errors for rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry, 2006
  • Table A-2. Relative standard errors for numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry, 2006
  • Table A-3. Relative standard errors for rates of nonfatal occupational illnesses by industry and category of illness, 2006
  • Table A-4. Relative standard errors for numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by industry and category of illness, 2006
  • Table A-5. Factors for use in calculating relative standard errors by industry

Injuries and Illnesses by Industry

Injuries and Illnesses by Case and Demographic Characteristics

 

Last Modified Date: April 20, 2009