Charting non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

Non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers in 2006 occurred at a rate of 4.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers — a decline from 4.6 cases in 2005.

Injury and illness rates per 100 equivalent full-time workers, by sector, private industry, 2003-06
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The rate in 2006 was the lowest since the workplace injuries and illnesses survey was first conducted in 1972.

There were rate declines for injuries and illnesses in both goods-producing and service-providing industries between 2005 and 2006 — the rate fell from 6.2 cases per 100 full-time workers to 5.9 cases in goods-producing industries and from 4.1 cases per 100 full-time workers to 3.9 cases in service-providing industries.

Data from the BLS Injuries and Illnesses and Fatalities program provides a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses by industry sector. Additional information is available from "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2006," news release USDL 07-1562.

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