Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in 2016
November 15, 2017
Among the 23 occupational groups, 6 had at least 64,000 injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in private industry in 2016. Injuries and illnesses to workers in these occupational groups accounted for more than 60 percent of the 892,270 days-away-from-work cases. Transportation and material moving occupations had the highest number of cases (178,620) in 2016. The incidence rate for transportation and material moving workers was 229.3 cases per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers, more than twice the rate of 91.7 for all workers in 2016. Only construction and extraction workers had an increase in their incidence rate, with 169.2 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2016, up from 158.6 cases in 2015.
|Major occupational group||Number||Rate (cases per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers)|
Transportation and material moving occupations
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
Construction and extraction occupations
Food preparation and serving related occupations
Office and administrative support occupations
Contact with objects or equipment was the leading event or exposure resulting in days away from work in 2016 for food preparation and serving workers, construction and extraction workers, and production workers. Overexertion and bodily reaction was the leading event or exposure for transportation and material moving workers; office and administrative support workers; and installation, maintenance, and repair workers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work in 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nonfatal-occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-resulting-in-days-away-from-work-in-2016.htm (visited January 21, 2019).
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