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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: BLS 2002 Injury Rates per 100 full time employees, by Industry
    Type: Horizontal Bar Graph
    Graph Elements: 17 bars - one bar for each industry showing the injury rates for both lost workday cases and cases without lost workdays

    • Industrial gases (2813)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 0.9
      • Cases without lost workdays = 1
    • Insurance & real estate (6x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 0.8
      • Cases without lost workdays = 1.7
    • Railroad Transportation (40)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 2.3
      • Cases without lost workdays = 3
    • Chemicals & allied prod. (28)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 1.9
      • Cases without lost workdays = 3.3
    • Mining (1x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 2.6
      • Cases without lost workdays = 4
    • Services (7x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 2.2
      • Cases without lost workdays = 4.6
    • PRIVATE INDUSTRY AVERAGE
      • Lost Workday Cases = 2.8
      • Cases without lost workdays = 5.3
    • Wholesale & retail trade (5x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 2.7
      • Cases without lost workdays = 5.3
    • Transportation & utilities (4x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 4
      • Cases without lost workdays = 6.1
    • General bldg contractors (15)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 3.2
      • Cases without lost workdays = 6.1
    • Heavy construction (16)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 3.7
      • Cases without lost workdays = 6.4
    • Ag, Forest & Fish (0x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 3.3
      • Cases without lost workdays = 6.4
    • Construction (15-17)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 3.8
      • Cases without lost workdays = 7
    • Manufacturing (2x)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 4.1
      • Cases without lost workdays = 7.2
    • Basic steel products (331)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 4.4
      • Cases without lost workdays = 8.5
    • Lumber & wood products (24)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 5.7
      • Cases without lost workdays = 10.1
    • Air Transportation, scheduled (451)
      • Lost Workday Cases = 8.8
      • Cases without lost workdays = 12.3

    Speaker Notes:

    This has lead to airline baggage handlers and airlines having the highest total recordable injury rate of all other industries every year according to BSL statistics! Each year you can look at the National Safety Councils INJURY FACTS publication and see a chart similar to the one here, where industries are broken down by Standard industrial classification. With an injury rate exceeding 12 injuries per 100 employees in 2002, working at an airline is more hazardous than Basic steel production, Lumberjacking, Heavy Construction, and more than double the average of all industries in the private sector combined!
    This, in a industry that has proven to be without a doubt the safest mode of transportation ever. (With the possible exception of elevators and escalators)