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Table 4. Numbers and incidence rates for cases resulting in days away from work of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in selected private health care and social assistance industries, 2019-21


    TABLE 4. Numbers and incidence rates for cases resulting in days away from work of nonfatal occupational injuries and
    illnesses in selected private health care and social assistance industries, 2019-21
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                         |                               |                                
                                                         |             Rate(2)           |             Number             
                                                         |_______________________________|________________________________
                     Industry(1)                         |          |          |         |          |          |          
                                                         |          |          |         |          |          |          
                                                         |   2019   |   2020   |  2021   |   2019   |   2020   |   2021   
                                                         |          |          |         |          |          |          
    _____________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |         |          |          |          
     Health care and social assistance                   |      1.0 |      3.0 |     1.9 |  151,410 |  447,890 |  276,600 
      Nursing and residential care facilities            |      1.7 |      7.9 |     4.0 |   44,020 |  205,780 |   96,400 
      Hospitals                                          |      1.3 |      3.7 |     2.3 |   52,140 |  148,360 |   90,000 
      Ambulatory health care services                    |      0.5 |      1.2 |     1.1 |   32,050 |   70,110 |   64,400 
      Social assistance                                  |      1.0 |      1.0 |     1.1 |   23,210 |   23,630 |   25,900 
    _____________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|__________|__________|__________
    (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). 
    
    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 09, 2022