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Number of Workplace Injury and Illnesses Cases Dropped Last Year

There were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers…

  • November 29, 2018

There were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2017, which occurred at a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Private industry employers reported nearly 45,800 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2017 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII).

The rates for different types of cases–days away from work (DAFW), days of job transfer or restriction only (DJTR), and other recordable cases (ORC)–were unchanged from a year earlier.

Four industry subsectors reported at least 15,000 DAFW cases in 2017 and had changes in the number of cases compared with 2016. The number of DAFW cases in warehousing and storage increased from 2016 while the incidence rate was essentially unchanged.

Three other industry subsectors–hospitals, administrative and support services, and social assistance–had decreases in both their case counts and incidence rates for DAFW cases.

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