Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nonfatal workplace injury and illness rates down over the past decade

December 10, 2014

Private industry employers reported 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2013. The rate of injuries and illnesses was 3.3 cases for every 100 full-time workers. Except in 2012, this rate has declined each year for more than a decade.

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Nonfatal occupational injury and illness rates, private industry, 2003–2013
Year Rate

2003

5.0

2004

4.8

2005

4.6

2006

4.4

2007

4.2

2008

3.9

2009

3.6

2010

3.5

2011

3.4

2012

3.4

2013

3.3

Note: Nonfatal injury and illness rates are the total number of recordable cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers.

These data are from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. For more information, see “Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses — 2013” (HTML) (PDF). Nonfatal injury and illness rates are the total number of recordable cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfatal workplace injury and illness rates down over the past decade at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141210.htm (visited August 01, 2021).

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