Charting injuries/illnesses needing days away from work

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

The 2007 rate of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 122 per 10,000 full-time workers, a decrease of 4 percent from 2006. This is according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, by age, 2007
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Workers who were 20 to 24 years of age had the highest incidence rate at 134 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, a 6 percent decline from 2006.

Workers 65 years old and older had the lowest rate at 96, a 9 percent decline from 2006.

This data is from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Non-fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-1716.

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