January 03, 2003
At 1.7 cases per 100 workers in 2001, the rate for workplace injury and illness cases with days away from work declined from 1.8 in 2000 and was the lowest on record.
In 1991, the incidence rate of cases with days away from work was 3.2 cases per 100 workers. This rate has dropped 47 percent in the past 10 years, with at least some decline registered in every year.
The BLS Safety and Health Statistics program produced these data. The figures in this article pertain to injuries and illnesses in private industry workplaces. Find more information on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2001 in "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2001", news release USDL 02-687.