Table 22. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and selected sources of injury or illness, 2008


     TABLE 22. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation(3) and selected sources of
     injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                               Source of injury or illness(4)                                                              
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                       |                       |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | Person, injured or ill|   Person, other than  |           
                                   |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |  Floors,  |           |           |         worker        | injured or ill worker |           
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               Occupation          |   cases   | Chemicals |           | Furniture |           |   Parts   |  walkways |           |           |                       |                       |    All    
                                   |           |    and    | Containers|    and    | Machinery |    and    |     or    | Handtools |  Vehicles |           |           |           |           |   other   
                                   |           |  chemical |           |  fixtures |           | materials |   ground  |           |           |           |   Worker  |           |   Health  | sources(5)
                                   |           |  products |           |           |           |           |  surfaces |           |           |   Total   |   motion  |   Total   |    care   |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |     or    |           |  patient  |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  position |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |     1.6   |    13.7   |     4.4   |     6.7   |    11.2   |    22.8   |     5.3   |     9.6   |    16.4   |    15.7   |     6.5   |     5.2   |    14.9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   449.0   |     2.4   |     6.6   |    18.4   |     5.9   |     1.3   |    77.5   |      .9   |     7.5   |    42.5   |    41.8   |   247.9   |   241.2   |    38.0   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand ...|   440.3   |     4.4   |   116.3   |    21.5   |    25.8   |    52.2   |    55.5   |    15.0   |    50.0   |    51.5   |    49.7   |     1.0   |     -     |    47.2   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   387.0   |     7.2   |     2.4   |    13.2   |     -     |    10.0   |    30.6   |     -     |    33.4   |    53.4   |    47.2   |   175.4   |   146.1   |    60.0   
     Construction laborers.........|   383.1   |     3.7   |    20.2   |     2.6   |    20.1   |    97.5   |    67.8   |    38.9   |    26.9   |    41.1   |    39.8   |      .6   |     -     |    63.8   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   362.0   |     3.4   |    39.1   |     3.4   |     9.4   |    43.0   |    82.2   |     6.0   |    91.7   |    52.0   |    49.2   |      .6   |     -     |    31.1   
     Reservation and transportation|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      ticket agents and travel     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      clerks.......................|   353.8   |     1.6   |   140.9   |     7.1   |     7.2   |     3.7   |    51.5   |     -     |    64.9   |    43.0   |    42.7   |     4.3   |     -     |    28.7   
     Roofers.......................|   349.2   |     2.1   |    43.6   |     -     |    10.2   |    58.3   |    74.1   |    34.6   |    19.4   |    39.0   |    35.2   |     -     |     -     |    68.0   
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   330.7   |     5.1   |    65.1   |    10.7   |    14.2   |     2.7   |    93.8   |    26.5   |     4.2   |    47.6   |    46.5   |     -     |     -     |    60.2   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   323.8   |     1.0   |    66.9   |    12.2   |     7.6   |    25.5   |    57.3   |     6.8   |    72.7   |    47.1   |    43.5   |      .8   |     -     |    26.0   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   299.9   |     5.3   |    25.0   |     3.9   |    51.1   |    57.1   |    37.2   |    22.0   |    21.7   |    42.8   |    42.4   |     -     |     -     |    33.7   
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   298.4   |     5.3   |    52.4   |    14.5   |    13.5   |     9.0   |    82.0   |    15.2   |    17.9   |    38.2   |    36.9   |     3.0   |     -     |    47.4   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   292.1   |     1.8   |    13.9   |     4.0   |    30.9   |    91.2   |    25.8   |    33.1   |     7.1   |    32.6   |    32.4   |     -     |     -     |    51.5   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.7   |     6.5   |    28.2   |    35.6   |     7.2   |     2.7   |    76.5   |     4.4   |    11.4   |    57.0   |    52.3   |     1.6   |      .8   |    46.5   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   254.2   |     6.2   |    10.6   |     2.3   |    11.7   |    72.7   |    26.9   |    28.5   |    39.4   |    25.8   |    24.5   |     -     |     -     |    30.2   
     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs...|   251.8   |     -     |    23.5   |     -     |     -     |     2.3   |    47.4   |     -     |   114.2   |    17.1   |    13.9   |     8.9   |     4.7   |    36.2   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   243.9   |    10.0   |    11.5   |     3.0   |    25.6   |    41.8   |    42.9   |    12.4   |    11.8   |    46.0   |    45.8   |     -     |     -     |    38.7   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   243.0   |     5.9   |    34.5   |    20.9   |    12.3   |    14.6   |    58.3   |    13.6   |    13.6   |    32.1   |    30.8   |     1.3   |     -     |    35.9   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   241.4   |     3.4   |    11.6   |    11.4   |    25.9   |    49.0   |    38.0   |    24.1   |     8.0   |    37.2   |    36.8   |     -     |     -     |    32.7   
     Carpenters....................|   235.7   |      .7   |     7.8   |     6.5   |    11.2   |    84.7   |    37.5   |    16.9   |     6.2   |    31.9   |    29.9   |     -     |     -     |    32.1   
     Butchers and meat cutters.....|   234.2   |     -     |    55.3   |     1.8   |    60.3   |     2.5   |    28.5   |    39.8   |     7.7   |    18.3   |    18.1   |     -     |     -     |    19.5   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   230.6   |     4.2   |     7.5   |    13.3   |     3.7   |    52.0   |    22.5   |    35.7   |    29.2   |    33.1   |    32.5   |     3.1   |     -     |    26.4   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   230.6   |     -     |    16.7   |     2.7   |     9.3   |    15.4   |    49.6   |     7.5   |    25.0   |    47.2   |    47.0   |     2.9   |     -     |    54.3   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   212.7   |     3.7   |    13.7   |    10.8   |    27.9   |    30.5   |    37.8   |    18.4   |    13.8   |    29.4   |    28.9   |      .3   |     -     |    26.3   
     Sheet metal workers...........|   211.7   |     -     |     3.5   |     3.0   |    13.9   |    68.0   |    34.1   |    20.6   |     4.5   |    27.4   |    27.3   |     -     |     -     |    36.5   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   209.9   |     9.4   |    11.0   |     4.2   |     9.0   |    10.2   |    64.4   |     7.6   |     7.1   |    36.2   |    36.0   |     -     |     -     |    50.9   
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       1 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)
              
       2 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       3 These occupations have at least 0.1% of full-time equivalent employment.
       4 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Source codes: Chemicals and chemical products = 00-09; Containers = 10-19; Furniture and fixtures = 20-29; Machinery = 30-39; Parts and
     materials = 40-49; Person, injured or ill worker = 56; Worker motion or position = 562; Person, other than injured or ill worker = 57; Health care patient = 573; Floors, walkways, or ground surfaces
     = 62; Handtools = 71-73; Vehicles = 80-89; All other sources = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification
     System developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       5 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.
       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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