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Occupational Injury & Illness Incidence Rates (1) per 100 Full-Time Workers 1973-98(2)

Year Inj's&Ill's Inj's&Ill's Injuries Injuries
  Total Cases LWCases Total (3) Total Cases LWCases Total(3)
1973 11.0 3.4 10.6 3.3
1974 10.4 3.5 10.0 3.4
1975 9.1 3.3 8.8 3.2
1976 9.2 3.5 8.9 3.4
1977 9.3 3.8 9.0 3.7
1978 (4) 9.4 4.1 9.2 4.0
1979 (4) 9.5 4.3 9.2 4.2
1980 8.7 4.0 8.5 3.9
1981 8.3 3.8 8.1 3.7
1982 7.7 3.5 7.6 3.4
1983 (4) 7.6 3.4 7.5 3.4
1984 (4) 8.0 3.7 7.8 3.6
1985 7.9 3.6 7.7 3.6
1986 7.9 3.6 7.7 3.6
1987 8.3 3.8 8.0 3.7
1988 8.6 4.0 8.3 3.8
1989 8.6 4.0 8.2 3.9
1990 8.8 4.1 8.3 3.9
1991 8.4 3.9 7.9 3.7
1992 (5) 8.9 3.9 8.3 3.6
1993 (5) 8.5 3.8 7.9 3.5
1994 (5) 8.4 3.8 7.7 3.5
1995 (5) 8.1 3.6 7.5 3.4
1996 (5) 7.4 3.4 6.9 3.1
1997 (5) 7.1 3.3 6.6 3.1
1998 (5) 6.7 3.1 6.2 2.9
1999 (5) 6.3 3. 0 5.9 2. 8
1999 (5) 6.3 3. 0 5.9 2. 8
2000 (5) 6.1 3. 0 5.8 2. 8

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  1. The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 200,000, where

         n         = number of injuries and illnesses
    
         EH        = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
    
         200,000   = base for 100 equivalent full-time workers
                     (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).
  2. Data for 1973-75 are based on the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1967 Edition; data for 1976-87 are based on the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1972 Edition; and data for 1988-97 are based on the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 Edition.
  3. Total lost workday (LW) cases involve days away from work, or days of restricted work activity, or both.
  4. To maintain historical comparability with the rest of the series, data for small nonfarm employers in low-risk industries who were not surveyed were imputed and included in the survey estimates.
  5. Data exclude fatal work-related injuries and illnesses.


NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to the totals. Data for 1976-97 exclude farms with fewer than 11 employees.
- Indicates data not available.

Data Source: Data for this presentation extracted from US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, News release, Thursday, December 17, 1998


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