Nonfatal Occupational Injuries And Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2010

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic News Release, USDL-11-1612, November 9, 2011

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2010, statistically unchanged from 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total number of private industry, state government, and local government cases decreased 4 percent to 1,191,100. The median days away from work–a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses–was 8 days, the same as the previous year.

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