Industry Snapshot | Health care and social assistance, 2015-2019 | August 2021
The health care and social assistance sector is comprised of establishments providing medical care as well as wellness and social services to individuals.
As of 2019, there was an average of 20,184,056 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 1,639,795 establishments.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In the private health care and social assistance industry during 2019, there were 575,200 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 151,400 had days away from work (DAFW), 110,600 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 313,200 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 3.8.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 161 for the health care and social assistance industry during 2019, compared to 149 during 2018.
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: August 11, 2021