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Table 3. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected nature of injury or illness and event or exposure, private industry and private retail trade sector, 2017-18


     TABLE 3. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from
     work by selected nature of injury or illness and event or exposure, private industry and private
     retail trade sector, 2017-18
     _________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                         |                     |                     
                                                         |  Private industry   |   Retail trade(1)   
                                                         |_____________________|_____________________
                      Characteristic                     |          |          |          |          
                                                         |          |          |          |          
                                                         |   2017   |   2018   |   2017   |   2018   
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Total(2)(3)                                         |   89.4   |   89.7   |  101.4   |  107.6   
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Nature of injury or illness(4)                      |          |          |          |          
         Sprains, strains, tears                         |   31.5   |   30.7   |   40.5   |   38.4   
         Soreness, pain                                  |   14.5   |   15.9   |   13.3   |   16.1   
         Bruises, contusions                             |    8.0   |    7.9   |   11.8   |   14.1   
         Cuts, lacerations, punctures                    |    7.4   |    9.2   |    9.8   |   12.0   
         Fractures                                       |    8.5   |    7.9   |    7.8   |    8.4   
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Event or exposure(4)                                |          |          |          |          
         Overexertion and bodily reaction                |   30.0   |    28.2  |   36.9   |   36.3   
         Contact with objects and equipment              |   23.2   |    23.5  |   29.8   |   33.0   
         Falls, slips, trips                             |   23.1   |    23.9  |   26.0   |   29.0   
         Transportation incidents                        |    4.9   |     5.0  |    3.3   |    3.3   
         Violence and other injuries by persons or animal|    4.0   |     4.4  |    1.8   |    2.1   
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
      (1) North American Industry Classification System United States, 2012.
      (2) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were
          calculated as: (N/EH) x 20,000,000, where 
          N = number of injuries and illnesses
          EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
          20,000,000 = base for 10,000 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) Based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of 
          Labor Statistics.
      
      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 07, 2019