Lost-worktime injuries and illnesses by day of week, 2002
December 03, 2004
The 1.1 million cases of lost-worktime injuries and illnesses reported in 2002 that included data on the time of the incident were fairly evenly distributed from Monday through Friday.
Among high incident occupations, truck drivers (includes heavy, tractor-trailer, and light or delivery truck drivers), janitors and cleaners, and carpenters had a greater proportion of injuries and illnesses on Mondays.
In contrast, cooks and sales workers had a greater proportion of their injuries and illnesses on Thursdays and Fridays.
These data are from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Time of Lost-Workday Injuries and Illnesses, 2002: First Results Announced by BLS," (PDF) news release USDL 04-2407.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Lost-worktime injuries and illnesses by day of week, 2002 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk5/art05.htm (visited January 18, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.