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Table 4. Number, incidence rates, and median days for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work (DAFW), selected occupations, private industry, 2019-20


    TABLE 4. Number, incidence rates, and median days for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
    requiring days away from work (DAFW), selected occupations, private industry, 2019-20
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                          |                               |                               
                                                          |             2019              |             2020              
                                                          |_______________________________|_______________________________
                     Occupation(1)                        |          |          |         |          |          |         
                                                          |          |          |         |          |          |         
                                                          |   Number |  Rate(2) |  Median |   Number |  Rate(2) |  Median 
                                                          |          |          |   DAFW  |          |          |   DAFW  
    ______________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|_________ |__________|_________
                                                          |          |          |         |          |          |         
     Nursing assistants                                   |   27,590 |    283.5 |       6 |   96,480 |   1023.8 |      12 
     Registered nurses                                    |   20,150 |    102.1 |       8 |   78,740 |    390.6 |      13 
     Laborers and freight, stock and material movers,     |          |          |         |          |          |         
       hand                                               |   64,160 |    275.5 |      12 |   64,930 |    289.8 |      14 
     Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers              |   47,990 |    280.0 |      19 |   43,500 |    259.7 |      23 
     Stockers and order fillers                           |   27,390 |    176.3 |      10 |   31,280 |    176.2 |      13 
     Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses    |    5,350 |    109.5 |       8 |   29,230 |    608.4 |      12 
     Retail salespersons                                  |   24,870 |     80.2 |       8 |   28,110 |    106.6 |      11 
     Personal care aides                                  |   14,960 |      --  |       6 |   27,750 |      --  |      12 
     Production workers, all other                        |   25,110 |      --  |       8 |   26,850 |      --  |      10 
     Maintenance and repair workers, general              |   21,490 |    204.6 |      12 |   23,400 |    241.9 |      10 
    ______________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|__________|__________|_________
    (1) Data are coded using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). For more information on the version of 
        SOC 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 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). 
      
    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.
Last Modified Date: November 03, 2021