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Table 5. Numbers and incidence rates for cases resulting in days away from work of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in selected private health care and social assistance industries, 2019-20


    TABLE 5. Numbers and incidence rates for cases resulting in days away from work of nonfatal 
    occupational injuries and illnesses in selected private health care and social assistance 
    industries, 2019-20
     _________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                       |                       |                      
                                                       |        Rate(2)        |        Number        
                                                       |                       |                      
                        Industry(1)                    |_______________________|______________________
                                                       |           |           |          |           
                                                       |    2019   |    2020   |   2019   |    2020   
                                                       |           |           |          |           
     __________________________________________________|___________|___________|__________|___________
                                                       |           |           |          |           
     Health care and social assistance                 |     101.1 |     304.3 |  151,410 |   447,890 
      Nursing and residential care facilities          |     170.9 |     791.7 |   44,020 |   205,780 
      Hospitals                                        |     129.7 |     371.7 |   52,140 |   148,360 
      Ambulatory health care services                  |      53.5 |     121.4 |   32,050 |    70,110 
      Social assistance                                |      97.0 |     100.5 |   23,210 |    23,630 
     _________________________________________________________________________________________________
    (1) Data are coded using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For more information 
        on the version of NAICS 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.
Last Modified Date: November 03, 2021