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Table 4. Number, incidence rates, and median days for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work (DAFW), selected occupations, private industry, 2018-19


    TABLE 4. Number, incidence rates, and median days for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
    requiring days away from work (DAFW), selected occupations, private industry, 2018-19
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                          |                               |                               
                                                          |              2018             |              2019             
                                                          |_______________________________|_______________________________
                     Occupation(1)                        |          |          |         |          |          |         
                                                          |          |          |         |          |          |         
                                                          |   Number |  Rate(2) |  Median |   Number |  Rate(2) |  Median 
                                                          |          |          |   DAFW  |          |          |   DAFW  
    ______________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|_________ |__________|_________
                                                          |          |          |         |          |          |         
     Laborers and freight, stock and material movers,     |          |          |         |          |          |         
       hand                                               |   66,300 |    252.1 |      10 |   64,160 |    275.5 |      12 
     Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers              |   48,050 |    249.4 |      23 |   47,990 |    280.0 |      19 
     Nursing assistants                                   |   29,490 |    255.7 |       6 |   27,590 |    283.5 |       6 
     Stockers and order fillers                           |   25,100 |    146.8 |      11 |   27,390 |    176.3 |      10 
     Retail salespersons                                  |   26,670 |     72.1 |       7 |   24,870 |     80.2 |       8 
     Light truck drivers                                  |   22,270 |    226.8 |      16 |   23,070 |    270.1 |      20 
     Maintenance and repair workers, general              |   21,130 |    182.5 |      10 |   21,490 |    204.6 |      12 
     Registered nurses                                    |   20,040 |     88.4 |       7 |   20,150 |    102.1 |       8 
     Construction laborers                                |   20,430 |    209.3 |      10 |   19,790 |    231.0 |      11 
     Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping |          |          |         |          |          |         
       cleaners                                           |   19,090 |    137.1 |       8 |   18,680 |    157.4 |      10 
    ______________________________________________________|__________|__________|_________|__________|__________|_________
    (1) Data are coded using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). For more information on the version of 
        SOC used in this year, see our Handbook of Methods concepts page: https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/concepts.htm.
    (2) The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as
       (N/EH) x 20,000,000, where  N = number of injuries and illnesses, 
        EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year,  
        20,000,000 = base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year). 
      
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in
    cooperation with participating state agencies.

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Last Modified Date: November 04, 2020