Chart 1: Nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates(1) by case type, private industry, 2003-17
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

2016

2.91.60.90.71.3

2017

2.81.50.90.71.3
Footnotes:

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

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 2: Distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by private industry sector, 2017
Private industry sectorNumber of illnesses (in thousands)Number of injuries (in thousands)

Health care and social assistance

34.7548.1

Manufacturing

34.3394.6

Retail trade

9.7386.0

Accommodation and food services

7.6275.0

Transportation and warehousing

7.3208.3

Construction

3.8194.3

Wholesale trade

3.0154.9

Administrative and waste services

4.8112.1

Professional and technical services

2.966.8

Other services (except public administration)

2.363.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2.756.2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

3.047.2

Educational services

1.537.0

Information

1.732.0

Finance and insurance

1.725.9

Management of companies and enterprises

1.619.0

Utilities

0.910.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

0.59.8

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 3: Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by private industry sector, 2017
Private industry sectorIncidence rate (1)Number of cases (in thousands)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5.050.2

Transportation and warehousing

4.6215.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4.258.9

Health care and social assistance

4.1582.8

Manufacturing

3.5428.9

Retail trade

3.3395.7

Accommodation and food services

3.2282.6

Construction

3.1198.1

Wholesale trade

2.8157.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2.446.6

Administrative and waste services

2.2116.9

Other services (except public administration)

2.166.0

Utilities

2.011.2

Educational services

1.938.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1.510.2

Information

1.333.7

Management of companies and enterprises

0.920.6

Professional and technical services

0.869.6

Finance and insurance

0.527.5
Footnotes:

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 4: Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by private industry sector, 2017
Private industry sectorIncidence rate (1)Number of cases (in thousands)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

29.83.0

Manufacturing

27.634.3

Health care and social assistance

24.234.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

19.52.7

Utilities

16.70.9

Transportation and warehousing

15.57.3

Administrative and waste services

9.24.8

Accommodation and food services

8.77.6

Retail trade

8.29.7

Educational services

7.41.5

Management of companies and enterprises

7.41.6

Other services (except public administration)

7.32.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

7.00.5

Information

6.71.7

Construction

6.03.8

Wholesale trade

5.33.0

Professional and technical services

3.52.9

Finance and insurance

3.01.7
Footnotes:

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 5: Nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates(1) by case type and ownership, 2017
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

3.61.91.40.41.7

Local government

5.02.31.60.72.6

Private industry

2.81.50.90.71.3
Footnotes:

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

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 6: Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries, state government, 2017
Industry sectorNAICS code (1)Incidence rate (2)Number of cases (in thousands)

Nursing and residential care facilities

62310.912.1

Correctional institutions

922147.931.8

Hospitals

6227.724.2

Police protection

922127.28.0

Colleges and universities

61131.822.0
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 equivalent workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 7: Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries, local government, 2017
Industry sectorNAICS code (1)Incidence rate (2)Number of cases (in thousands)

Public Administration

926.5225.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

6236.03.2

Water sewage and other systems

22135.48.2

Hospitals

6225.127.1

Elementary and secondary schools

61113.9198.9
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 equivalent workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 8: State nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates compared to the national rate, private industry, 2017
StateIncidence rate (1)Compared to the national rate

Alabama

2.5State rate statistically less than national rate

Alaska

3.8State rate statistically greater than national rate

Arizona

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Arkansas

2.5State rate statistically less than national rate

California

3.2State rate statistically greater than national rate

Connecticut

3.2State rate statistically greater than national rate

Delaware

2.3State rate statistically less than national rate

District Of Columbia

1.5State rate statistically less than national rate

Georgia

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Hawaii

3.8State rate statistically greater than national rate

Illinois

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Indiana

3.3State rate statistically greater than national rate

Iowa

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate

Kansas

3.0State rate statistically greater than national rate

Kentucky

3.1State 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

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Massachusetts

2.7State rate not statistically different from national rate

Michigan

3.1State rate statistically greater than national rate

Minnesota

3.2State rate statistically greater than national rate

Missouri

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Montana

4.3State rate statistically greater than national rate

Nebraska

3.0State rate statistically greater than national rate

Nevada

3.7State rate statistically greater than national rate

New Jersey

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

New Mexico

2.7State rate not statistically different from national rate

New York

2.2State rate statistically less than national rate

North Carolina

2.3State rate statistically less than national rate

Ohio

2.6State rate statistically less than national rate

Oregon

3.8State rate statistically greater than national rate

Pennsylvania

3.1State rate statistically greater than national rate

South Carolina

2.5State rate statistically less than national rate

Tennessee

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Texas

2.2State rate statistically less than national rate

Utah

3.0State rate not statistically different from national rate

Vermont

4.6State rate statistically greater than national rate

Virginia

2.4State rate statistically less than national rate

Washington

4.0State rate statistically greater than national rate

West Virginia

2.9State rate not statistically different from national rate

Wisconsin

3.6State rate statistically greater than national rate

Wyoming

3.5State rate statistically greater than national rate
Footnotes:

(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time equivalent 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, November 2018

Chart 9: Number and incidence rates of injuries and illnesses with days away from work by ownership, 2017
YearOwnershipIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workersNumber of days away from work cases(1)

2017

All ownerships98.01,109,270

2017

Private industry89.4882,730

2017

State government143.857,520

2017

Local government161.0169,020
Footnotes:

(1) Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 10: Distribution and incidence rates of injuries and illnesses with days away from work by gender and ownership, 2017
YearGenderOwnershipIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workersNumber of days away from work cases(1)Percentage of cases within ownership

2017

MalePrivate industry95.2 539,840 61%

2017

MaleState government189.1 32,230 56%

2017

MaleLocal government222.8 103,820 61%

2017

FemalePrivate industry81.5 339,630 38%

2017

FemaleState government110 25,200 44%

2017

FemaleLocal government111.4 64,570 38%
Footnotes:

(1)Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 11: Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses by age of worker, all ownerships, 2017
YearAge groupMedian days away from work(1)Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers

2017

16 to 19 years4112.1

2017

20 to 24 years596.3

2017

25 to 34 years689.1

2017

35 to 44 years990.8

2017

45 to 54 years12106.0

2017

55 to 64 years15109.5

2017

65 years and older1492.1

2017

Total998.0
Footnotes:

(1)Median days is the measure used to summarize the varying lengths of time workers were affected by an injury or illness. Half of the cases involved more days and half involved less days than a specified median. Median days are represented in actual values.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 12: Incidence rate of injuries and illnesses with days away from work by selected event or exposure, all ownerships, 2013-17
YearEvent or exposure(1)Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers

2013

Overexertion and bodily reaction37.7

2013

Falls, slips, trips27.9

2013

Contact with objects or equipment25.3

2013

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals7.1

2013

Transportation incidents5.6

2014

Overexertion and bodily reaction35.6

2014

Falls, slips, trips29.3

2014

Contact with objects or equipment23.8

2014

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals6.8

2014

Transportation incidents5.8

2015

Overexertion and bodily reaction33.9

2015

Falls, slips, trips27.9

2015

Contact with objects or equipment24.3

2015

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals6.8

2015

Transportation incidents5.7

2016

Overexertion and bodily reaction32.9

2016

Falls, slips, trips26.2

2016

Contact with objects or equipment23.9

2016

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals6.7

2016

Transportation incidents5.6

2017

Overexertion and bodily reaction32.0

2017

Falls, slips, trips25.7

2017

Contact with objects or equipment23.1

2017

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals7.1

2017

Transportation incidents5.4
Footnotes:

(1)Data shown in columns correspond to event or exposure of the injury or illness based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 13: Incidence rate of injuries and illnesses with days away from work by selected nature of injury or illness, all ownerships, 2013-17
YearNature of injury or illness(1)Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers

2013

Sprains, strains, tears40.2

2013

Soreness, pain19.1

2013

Cuts, lacerations, punctures9.3

2013

Bruises, contusions8.9

2013

Fractures8.6

2014

Sprains, strains, tears38.9

2014

Soreness, pain18.3

2014

Cuts, lacerations, punctures8.8

2014

Bruises, contusions9

2014

Fractures8.8

2015

Sprains, strains, tears38

2015

Soreness, pain16.6

2015

Cuts, lacerations, punctures9.6

2015

Bruises, contusions9.1

2015

Fractures8.9

2016

Sprains, strains, tears36.3

2016

Soreness, pain16.8

2016

Cuts, lacerations, punctures9.3

2016

Bruises, contusions8.8

2016

Fractures8.5

2017

Sprains, strains, tears35

2017

Soreness, pain17.1

2017

Cuts, lacerations, punctures8.9

2017

Bruises, contusions8.6

2017

Fractures8.7
Footnotes:

(1)Data shown in columns correspond to nature of injury or illness based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 14: Median days away from work and incidence rate due to injuries and illnesses by nature, all ownerships, 2017
YearNature of injury or illness(1)Median days away from workIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers

2017

Tendonitis330.2

2017

Fractures318.7

2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome300.6

2017

Multiple injuries with fractures240.3

2017

Amputations220.4

2017

Sprains, strains, tears1135.0

2017

Soreness, pain917.1

2017

Multiple traumatic injuries82.4

2017

Multiple injuries with sprains71.1

2017

Heat (thermal) burns51.4

2017

Bruise, contusions58.6

2017

Chemical burns and corrosions40.3

2017

Cuts, lacerations47.2

2017

Cuts, lacerations, punctures48.9

2017

Punctures (except gunshot wounds)31.7
Footnotes:

(1)Data shown in columns correspond to nature of injury or illness based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 15: Incidence rate and number of injuries and illnesses for selected occupations with 20,000 cases or more, all ownerships, 2017
YearOccupation code(1)Occupation titleIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workersNumber of days away from work cases(2)

2017

53-7062Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand305.464,410

2017

53-3032Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers293.047,860

2017

37-2011Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners231.035,580

2017

31-1014Nursing assistants314.534,210

2017

33-3051Police and sheriff's patrol officers447.527,120

2017

49-9071Maintenance and repair workers, general262.130,580

2017

43-5081Stock clerks and order fillers165.823,990

2017

47-2061Construction laborers285.723,290

2017

29-1141Registered nurses110.024,540

2017

41-2031Retail salespersons80.025,200

2017

53-3033Light truck or delivery services drivers278.122,830
Footnotes:

(1)Standard Occupational Classification Manual, 2010, Office of Management and Budget.

(2)Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 16: Incidence rate of injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work for selected occupations by leading event or exposure, all ownerships, 2013-17
YearOccupationEvent or exposure(1)Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers

2013

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversFall on same level47.4

2014

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversFall on same level58.6

2015

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversFall on same level47.9

2016

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversFall on same level43.6

2017

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversFall on same level39.5

2013

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversRoadway incidents41.9

2014

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversRoadway incidents42.8

2015

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversRoadway incidents40.7

2016

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversRoadway incidents35.3

2017

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversRoadway incidents40.6

2013

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversStruck by object33.3

2014

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversStruck by object34.3

2015

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversStruck by object29.6

2016

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversStruck by object33.5

2017

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driversStruck by object31.8

2013

Nursing assistantsFall on same level60.0

2014

Nursing assistantsFall on same level61.8

2015

Nursing assistantsFall on same level54.4

2016

Nursing assistantsFall on same level54.2

2017

Nursing assistantsFall on same level47.9

2013

Nursing assistantsOverexertion in lifting or lowering49.6

2014

Nursing assistantsOverexertion in lifting or lowering44.4

2015

Nursing assistantsOverexertion in lifting or lowering42.5

2016

Nursing assistantsOverexertion in lifting or lowering41.3

2017

Nursing assistantsOverexertion in lifting or lowering42.4

2013

Nursing assistantsViolence and other injuries by persons or animal60.9

2014

Nursing assistantsViolence and other injuries by persons or animal51.6

2015

Nursing assistantsViolence and other injuries by persons or animal56.3

2016

Nursing assistantsViolence and other injuries by persons or animal47.9

2017

Nursing assistantsViolence and other injuries by persons or animal51.4

2013

Police and sheriff's patrol officersViolence and other injuries by persons or animal142.0

2014

Police and sheriff's patrol officersViolence and other injuries by persons or animal131.1

2015

Police and sheriff's patrol officersViolence and other injuries by persons or animal140.4

2016

Police and sheriff's patrol officersViolence and other injuries by persons or animal138.2

2017

Police and sheriff's patrol officersViolence and other injuries by persons or animal151.3

2013

Police and sheriff's patrol officersFall on same level50.5

2014

Police and sheriff's patrol officersFall on same level87.5

2015

Police and sheriff's patrol officersFall on same level73.5

2016

Police and sheriff's patrol officersFall on same level40.6

2017

Police and sheriff's patrol officersFall on same level50.5

2013

Police and sheriff's patrol officersRoadway incidents73.0

2014

Police and sheriff's patrol officersRoadway incidents53.4

2015

Police and sheriff's patrol officersRoadway incidents66.1

2016

Police and sheriff's patrol officersRoadway incidents59.1

2017

Police and sheriff's patrol officersRoadway incidents52.6

2013

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversStruck by object64.4

2014

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversStruck by object- (2)

2015

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversStruck by object61.8

2016

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversStruck by object66.9

2017

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversStruck by object63.5

2013

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversOverexertion in lifting or lowering54.5

2014

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversOverexertion in lifting or lowering- (2)

2015

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversOverexertion in lifting or lowering49.5

2016

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversOverexertion in lifting or lowering56.3

2017

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversOverexertion in lifting or lowering52.5

2013

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversFall on same level27.2

2014

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversFall on same level- (2)

2015

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversFall on same level29.6

2016

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversFall on same level29.8

2017

Laborers and freight, stock, and material moversFall on same level31.7
Footnotes:

(1)Data shown in columns correspond to event or exposure based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(2)Incidence rates are not available for 2014 for Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers.

Note: Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 17: Incidence rates of injuries and illnesses for selected healthcare and protective service occupations by ownership, 2017
YearOccupation code(1)Occupation titlePrivate industry incidence rate(2)State government incidence rateLocal government incidence rate

2017

29-1141Registered nurses107.8177.186.7

2017

29-2041Emergency medical technicians and paramedics261.980.4514.7

2017

29-2053Psychiatric technicians- 947.11001.3

2017

29-2061Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses99.4336.395.7

2017

31-1013Psychiatric aides823.01160.7-

2017

31-1014Nursing assistants302.4533.4389.9

2017

33-2011Firefighters135.7606.7507.9

2017

33-3051Police and sheriff's patrol officers218.2415.8486.3
Footnotes:

(1)Standard Occupational Classification Manual, 2010, Office of Management and Budget.

(2)Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers.

Note: Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 18: Incidence rate and number of musculoskeletal disorders with days away from work by ownership, 2017
YearOwnershipIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workersNumber of days away from work cases(1)

2017

Private industry28.6282,750

2017

State government38.015,210

2017

Local government44.847,010
Footnotes:

(1)Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

Chart 19: Incidence rate and number of injuries and illnesses due to musculoskeletal disorders by selected occupations, all ownerships, 2017
YearOccupation code(1)Occupation titleIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workersNumber of days away from work cases(2)

2017

33-2011Firefighters167.55,680

2017

31-1014Nursing assistants166.318,090

2017

53-3021Bus drivers, transit and intercity206.22,540

2017

29-2041Emergency medical technicians and paramedics187.44,310

2017

53-7062Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand117.624,800

2017

37-2012Maids and housekeeping cleaners100.76,760

2017

53-3033Light truck or delivery services drivers105.78,680

2017

47-4051Highway maintenance workers164.22,060

2017

43-4181Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks127.21,510

2017

49-2022Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers119.62,470

2017

TotalAll workers with musculoskeletal disorders30.5344,970
Footnotes:

(1)Standard Occupational Classification Manual, 2010, Office of Management and Budget.

(2)Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, November 2018

 

Last Modified Date: November 8, 2018