Chart 1: Nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates (1) by case type, private industry, 2003-2015
Survey YearTotal recordable casesCases with days away from work, job transfer or restrictionCases with days away from workCases with job transfer or restrictionOther recordable cases

2003

5.02.61.51.12.4

2004

4.82.51.41.12.3

2005

4.62.41.41.02.2

2006

4.42.31.31.02.1

2007

4.22.11.20.92.1

2008

3.92.01.10.91.9

2009

3.61.81.10.81.8

2010

3.51.81.10.81.7

2011

3.41.81.00.71.7

2012

3.41.81.00.71.6

2013

3.31.71.00.71.6

2014

3.21.71.00.71.5

2015

3.01.60.90.71.4
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Note: Components may not add to totals due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 2: Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates (1) by employment size, private industry, 2011-2015
Survey Year1-10 employees11-49 employees50-249 employees250-999 employees1,000+ employees

2011

1.83.24.23.73.8

2012

1.63.14.23.63.7

2013

1.73.14.03.53.6

2014

1.52.93.93.33.5

2015

1.42.83.73.33.3
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 3: Distribution of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases by category of illness, private industry, 2015
Type of illnessPercent of total illness cases(1)

Skin diseases

15.6

Hearing loss

12.0

Respiratory conditions

8.6

Poisoning

1.2

Other illnesses

62.6
Footnotes:

(1) Illness cases account for 4.8% of SOII cases; injuries account for the remaining 95.2% of SOII cases.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 4: Distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorNumber of illnesses (in thousands)Number of injuries (in thousands)

Health care and social assistance

36.0562.3

Manufacturing

40.8425.7

Retail trade

10.8399.6

Accommodation and food services

7.7269.7

Construction

5.1199.6

Transportation and warehousing

7.4194.2

Wholesale trade

4.5170.2

Administrative and waste services

6.9117.1

Other services (except public administration)

2.270.0

Professional and technical services

4.064.9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

3.153.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2.752.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

1.348.6

Educational services

1.237.3

Information

1.930.9

Finance and insurance

2.326.8

Management of companies and enterprises

0.919.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

0.712.1

Utilities

1.011.0

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 5: Incidence rates(1) and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorIncidence rateNumber of cases (in thousands)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5.756.1

Transportation and warehousing

4.5201.6

Health care and social assistance

4.3598.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4.155.3

Manufacturing

3.8466.5

Construction

3.5204.7

Retail trade

3.5410.4

Accommodation and food services

3.3277.4

Wholesale trade

3.1174.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

2.749.9

Administrative and waste services

2.4124.0

Other services (except public administration)

2.372.2

Utilities

2.212.0

Educational services

2.138.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1.412.8

Information

1.332.9

Management of companies and enterprises

1.020.7

Professional and technical services

0.968.9

Finance and insurance

0.529.1
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 6: Incidence rates(1) and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorIncidence rateNumber of cases (in thousands)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5.453.0

Transportation and warehousing

4.4194.2

Health care and social assistance

4.0562.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3.952.6

Construction

3.4199.6

Manufacturing

3.4425.7

Retail trade

3.4399.6

Accommodation and food services

3.3269.7

Wholesale trade

3.0170.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2.648.6

Administrative and waste services

2.3117.1

Other services (except public administration)

2.370.0

Educational services

2.037.3

Utilities

2.011.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1.412.1

Information

1.230.9

Management of companies and enterprises

0.919.8

Professional and technical services

0.864.9

Finance and insurance

0.526.8
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 7: Incidence rates(1) and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorIncidence rateNumber of cases (in thousands)

Manufacturing

32.940.8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

31.23.1

Health care and social assistance

25.836.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

20.42.7

Utilities

18.61.0

Transportation and warehousing

16.77.4

Administrative and waste services

13.66.9

Accommodation and food services

9.27.7

Retail trade

9.210.8

Construction

8.65.1

Wholesale trade

7.94.5

Information

7.81.9

Mining quarrying and oil and gas extraction

7.50.7

Other services (except public administration)

7.02.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

6.81.3

Educational services

6.61.2

Professional and technical services

5.04.0

Finance and insurance

4.32.3

Management of companies and enterprises

4.30.9
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 8: Incidence rates(1) of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorCases with days away from workDays of job transfer or restriction only

Transportation and warehousing

2.01.2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

1.91.6

Construction

1.30.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1.11.0

Health care and social assistance

1.10.9

Retail trade

1.10.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

1.10.6

Wholesale trade

1.10.9

Manufacturing

1.01.2

Administrative and waste services

0.90.5

Accommodation and food services

0.90.5

Other services (except public administration)

0.80.4

Utilities

0.70.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

0.60.3

Educational services

0.60.3

Information

0.60.2

Management of companies and enterprises

0.30.2

Finance and insurance

0.20.0

Professional and technical services

0.20.1
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 9: Number of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases (in thousands) with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by private industry sector, 2015
Private industry sectorCases with days away from workDays of job transfer or restriction only

Health care and social assistance

158.4121.4

Retail trade

123.8109.0

Manufacturing

122.6147.2

Transportation and warehousing

91.054.2

Construction

79.936.2

Accommodation and food services

78.641.9

Wholesale trade

60.353.4

Administrative and waste services

43.624.2

Other services (except public administration)

23.612.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

20.610.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

18.715.7

Professional and technical services

18.08.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

14.112.7

Information

14.15.4

Educational services

10.54.9

Finance and insurance

9.52.4

Management of companies and enterprises

5.74.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

5.22.6

Utilities

4.12.8

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 10: Industries reporting 100,000 or more nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, all ownerships, 2015
IndustryOwnershipNAICS code(1)Number of cases (in thousands)Incidence rate (per 100 full-time workers) (2)

Elementary and secondary schools

Local government6111259.54.8

General medical and surgical hospitals

Private industry6221214.16.0

Restaurants

Private industry72251185.23.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

Private industry623171.96.8

Specialty trade contractors

Private industry238138.03.7

Ambulatory health care services

Private industry621130.02.4

General merchandise stores

Private industry452103.34.5
Footnotes:

(1) North American Industry Classification System -- United States, 2012.

(2) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 11: Distribution of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases and employment(1) by ownership, 2015
CategoryOwnershipPercent

Injury and illness cases

State government4.1

Injury and illness cases

Local government16.5

Injury and illness cases

Private industry79.4

Employment

State government3.3

Employment

Local government10.1

Employment

Private industry86.5
Footnotes:

(1) 2015 annual average from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), excluding federal government workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 12: Nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates(1) by case type and ownership, 2015
OwnershipTotal recordable casesCases with days away from work, job transfer or restrictionCases with days away from workCases with job transfer or restrictionOther recordable cases

State government

3.71.91.50.41.8

Local government

5.62.51.80.83.0

Private industry

3.01.60.90.71.4
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Note: Components may not add to totals due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 13: Incidence rates(1) and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries, state government, 2015
Industry sectorNAICS code(2)Incidence rateNumber of cases (in thousands)

Nursing and residential care facilities

62312.013.7

Correctional institutions

922148.333.8

Hospitals

6228.124.0

Police protection

922126.97.6

Colleges and universities

61131.923.9
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

(2) North American Industry Classification System -- United States, 2012.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 14: Incidence rates(1) and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries, local government, 2015
Industry sectorNAICS code(2)Incidence rateNumber of cases (in thousands)

Police protection

9221211.347.8

Fire protection

9221610.220.7

Heavy and civil engineering construction

2378.07.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

6237.24.2

Water sewage and other systems

22137.110.6

Hospitals

6225.227.7

Elementary and secondary schools

61114.8259.5
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

(2) North American Industry Classification System -- United States, 2012

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

Chart 15: State nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates(1) compared to the national rate, private industry, 2015
StateIncidence rate Compared to the national rate

Alabama

3.0State rate not statistically different from national rate

Alaska

3.9State rate statistically greater than national rate

Arizona

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Arkansas

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

California

3.3State rate statistically greater than national rate

Connecticut

3.2State rate statistically greater than national rate

Delaware

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

District Of Columbia

1.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Georgia

2.7State rate statistically less than national rate

Hawaii

3.4State rate statistically greater than national rate

Illinois

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Indiana

3.7State rate statistically greater than national rate

Iowa

3.7State rate statistically greater than national rate

Kansas

3.0State rate not statistically different from national rate

Kentucky

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate

Louisiana

1.9State rate statistically less than national rate

Maine

4.8State rate statistically greater than national rate

Maryland

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Massachusetts

2.7State rate statistically less than national rate

Michigan

3.3State rate statistically greater than national rate

Minnesota

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate

Missouri

3.0State rate not statistically different from national rate

Montana

4.3State rate statistically greater than national rate

Nebraska

3.4State rate statistically greater than national rate

Nevada

3.8State rate statistically greater than national rate

New Jersey

2.7State rate statistically less than national rate

New Mexico

3.1State rate not statistically different from national rate

New York

2.4State rate statistically less than national rate

North Carolina

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Ohio

2.8State rate statistically less than national rate

Oregon

3.7State rate statistically greater than national rate

Pennsylvania

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate

South Carolina

2.5State rate statistically less than national rate

Tennessee

3.1State rate not statistically different from national rate

Texas

2.3State rate statistically less than national rate

Utah

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate

Vermont

4.6State rate statistically greater than national rate

Virginia

2.4State rate statistically less than national rate

Washington

4.4State rate statistically greater than national rate

West Virginia

3.2State rate statistically greater than national rate

Wisconsin

3.6State rate statistically greater than national rate

Wyoming

3.3State rate statistically greater than national rate
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

NOTE: Rates not available for states not participating in Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016

 

Last Modified Date: May 10, 2017