Injury and illness rate down again in 2007
October 24, 2008
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among private industry workplaces in 2007 occurred at a rate of 4.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers—a decline from 4.4 cases in 2006.
Similarly, the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses reported in 2007 declined to 4 million cases, compared to 4.1 million cases in 2006.
The total recordable case injury and illness incidence rate among private industry employers has declined significantly—by 0.2 cases per 100 workers—each year since 2003, when estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) were first published using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Injury and illness rate down again in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/oct/wk3/art05.htm (visited May 24, 2016).
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