October 28, 2010

Private industry workplace injuries and illnesses decline in 2009

Incidence rates (1) of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by case type and ownership, selected industries, 2009
Industry Total recordable cases Cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction Other recordable cases
   Total    Cases with days away from work Cases with job transfer or restriction

Private industry

3.6 1.8 1.1 0.8 1.8

Goods producing

4.3 2.3 1.2 1.1 2.0

Natural resources and mining

4.0 2.2 1.4 0.8 1.7

Construction

4.3 2.3 1.6 0.7 2.0

Manufacturing

4.3 2.3 1.0 1.3 2.0

Service providing

3.4 1.7 1.0 0.7 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

4.1 2.4 1.4 1.0 1.8

Information

1.9 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.9

Financial activities

1.5 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.8

Professional and business services

1.8 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.9

Education and health services

5.0 2.2 1.3 1.0 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

3.9 1.6 1.0 0.6 2.3

Other services

2.9 1.4 1.0 0.5 1.5

State and local government

5.8 2.5 1.8 0.7 3.3

Footnotes:
(1) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers. NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.

These data featured in the TED article, Private industry workplace injuries and illnesses decline in 2009.

 

 

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