Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics, 2004

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the number and frequency of work-related injuries and illnesses in private industry each year. BLS also provides case and demographic characteristics data on cases that involve one or more days away from work. The data, which come from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, identify the industrial, occupational, and worker groups having relatively high risks of job-related injury and illness. Such data provide the means to focus attention on the severity of the incidents and how they occurred.

This bulletin has two sections. The first section (links provided below) includes 38 charts and accompanying text highlighting summary and case and demographic data gathered from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

A second section, originally provided in the printed bulletin on a CD, contains tables presenting detailed data by industry, case characteristics, and worker demographics as well as appendices that present the scope and methodology of the survey.

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  • Cover and Preface
  • Contents
    • Chart 1. Nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by case type, private industry, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 2. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by employment size class, private industry, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 3. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by major industry sector, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 4. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates, by selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 5. Number of cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by case type and selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 6. Incidence rates for cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by case type and selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 7. Percent of nonfatal occupational injuries versus illnesses, 2004
    • Chart 8. Total recordable nonfatal occupational injury incidence rates, by selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 9. Percent of nonfatal occupational injuries, by selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 10. Total recordable nonfatal occupational illness incidence rates, by selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 11. Percent of nonfatal occupational illnesses, by selected industry sector, 2004
    • Chart 12. Percent of nonfatal occupational illnesses, 2004
    • Chart 13. Industries with at least 100,000 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, 2004
    • Chart 14. Total recordable occupational injury and illness incidence rates, education and health services industries, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 15. Percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, education and health services industries, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 16. Number of injuries and illnesses with days away from work, 2003 and 2004
    • Chart 17. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work and employment, by major industry, 2004
    • Chart 18. Percent change in incidence rate of injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by selected events and exposures, 2003-2004
    • Chart 19. Employment and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by occupation group, 2004
    • Chart 20. Occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work, 2003-2004
    • Chart 21. Occupations with the highest median days away from work, 2004
    • Chart 22. Shares of nonfatal injuries and illnesses with days away from work and employment for occupations with the most injuries and illnesses, 2004
    • Chart 23. Nonfatal injuries and illnesses with days away from work and hours worked, by gender of worker, 2004
    • Chart 24. Nonfatal injuries and illnesses with days away from work and hours worked, by age of worker, 2004
    • Chart 25. Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by age of worker, 2004
    • Chart 26. Percentage of nonfatal injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by selected race or ethnic origin and selected industries, 2003-2004
    • Chart 27. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by length of service, 2004
    • Chart 28. Injury and illness topology
    • Chart 29. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by the nature of the disabling condition, 2004
    • Chart 30. Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses, by nature, 2004
    • Chart 31. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by part of body affected, 2004
    • Chart 32. Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses, by part of body affected, 2004
    • Chart 33. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by source of injury or illness, 2004
    • Chart 34. Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses, by source, 2004
    • Chart 35. Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work, by event or exposure, 2004
    • Chart 36. Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses, by event or exposure, 2004
    • Chart 37. Comparison of total nonfatal days away from work cases with musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases, 2002-2004
    • Chart 38. Musculoskeletal disorders with days away from work, by nature of injury or illness, 2004
  • Notes

 

Last Modified Date: January 10, 2014