Longest work absences result from repetitive motion
April 04, 2003
Repetitive motion, such as grasping tools, scanning groceries, and typing, resulted in the longest absences from work among the leading events and exposures in 2001—a median of 18 days.
Since 1992, the median days of absence for this event has ranged from a low of 15 to a high of 20.
The next longest median absence in 2001 (11 days) was due to falls to lower levels, followed by transportation accidents (10 days). Falls on the same level and overexertion each had a median of 7 days.
These data are from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Lost-Worktime Injuries and Illnesses: Characteristics and Resulting Days Away From Work, 2001", news release USDL 03-138.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Longest work absences result from repetitive motion on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/mar/wk5/art05.htm (visited September 03, 2015).
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