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Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State


 Incidence rates(1) of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers, private industry(2), selected Southwest states, 2019
State Total
recordable
cases
Cases with days away from work, job restriction, or transfer Other
recordable cases
Total Cases with days
away from work (3)
Cases with days of job
transfer or restriction

All U.S.(4)

2.8 1.5 0.9 0.7 1.2

  Arkansas

2.1 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.2

  Louisiana

1.7 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.9

  New Mexico

2.5 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.4

  Texas

2.1 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.9

(1) 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)
(2) Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
(3) Days-away-from-work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer or restriction.
(4) Data covers all 50 states.

Note: No state data are available for Oklahoma. Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.

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