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Table 1. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industry and case types, private industry, 2018-19


    TABLE 1. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industry and case types,
    private industry, 2018-19
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                       |                       |                       
                                                       |         Total         |       Cases           
                                                       |       recordable      |      with days        
                                                       |        cases (2)      |      away from        
                                                       |                       |      work(2),(3)      
                        Industry(1)                    |_______________________|_______________________
                                                       |           |           |           |           
                                                       |   2018    |   2019    |   2018    |   2019    
                                                       |           |           |           |           
   ____________________________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                                       |           |           |           |           
   Private industry(4)                                 |    2.8    |    2.8    |    0.9    |    0.9    
     Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting(4)     |    5.3    |    5.2    |    1.7    |    1.7    
     Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(5)  |    1.4    |    1.2    |    0.6    |    0.5    
     Utilities                                         |    1.9    |    2.2    |    0.7    |    0.7    
     Construction                                      |    3.0    |    2.8    |    1.2    |    1.1    
     Manufacturing                                     |    3.4    |    3.3    |    0.9    |    0.9    
     Wholesale trade                                   |    2.9    |    2.7    |    1.0    |    1.0    
     Retail trade                                      |    3.5    |    3.4    |    1.1    |    1.0    
     Transportation and warehousing(6)                 |    4.5    |    4.4    |    2.1    |    2.0    
     Information                                       |    1.3    |    1.2    |    0.6    |    0.5    
     Finance and insurance                             |    0.5    |    0.5    |    0.1    |    0.1    
     Real estate and rental and leasing                |    2.3    |    2.3    |    0.8    |    0.7    
     Professional, scientific, and technical services  |    0.8    |    0.8    |    0.2    |    0.2    
     Management of companies and enterprises           |    0.8    |    0.7    |    0.2    |    0.2    
     Administrative and support and waste management   |           |           |           |           
       and remediation services                        |    2.3    |    --     |    0.9    |    --     
     Educational services                              |    1.9    |    2.0    |    0.6    |    0.6    
     Health care and social assistance                 |    3.9    |    3.8    |    1.1    |    1.0    
     Arts, entertainment, and recreation               |    4.1    |    4.0    |    1.1    |    1.1    
     Accommodation and food services                   |    3.1    |    3.2    |    0.9    |    0.9    
     Other services (except public administration)     |    2.2    |    2.0    |    0.8    |    0.7    
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    (1) Data are coded using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For more information on the version 
        of NAICS used in this year, see our Handbook of Methods concepts page: https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/concepts.htm.
    (2) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers and were calculated as:
        (N/EH) x 200,000, where 
        N = number of injuries and illnesses
        EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
        200,000 = base for 100 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)
    (3) Days-away-from-work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer
        or restriction.
    (4) Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
    (5) Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System United States, 2012)
        include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration rules and reporting, such as
        those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and
        nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
        Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data
        do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping
        requirements effective January 1, 2002 therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to
        estimates in other industries.
    (6) Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S.
        Department of Transportation.
     
    Note: Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines, data may be too small to be displayed.
     
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in
    cooperation with participating state agencies.

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Last Modified Date: November 04, 2020