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1 Page 1 Occupations with the Most Injuries and Illnesses with Days Away from Work, 2003 Injuries and Illnesses (1,315,920 injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work) Laborers and material movers suffered the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work, followed by heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and nursing aides, orderlies and attendants. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. 20,650 26,520 29,480 33,280 35,420 35,660 41,620 56,820 71,900 89, ,00040,00060,00080,000100,000 Registered nurses Stock clerks and order fillers Carpenters Light or delivery service truck drivers Retail salespersons Janitors and cleaners Construction laborers Nursing aides, orderlies, attendants Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Laborers and material movers

2 Page 2 Shares of Employment and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses for Occupations with the Most Injuries and Illnesses, 2003 Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers; laborers and material movers; nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides; construction laborers, janitors and cleaners; carpenters; and stock clerks and order filers experienced a higher percentage of injuries and illnesses than their employment share. Retail salespersons and registered nurses experienced a lower percentage of injuries and illnesses than their employment share. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers Laborers and material movers Nursing, psychiatric, home health aides Construction laborers Janitors and cleaners Retail salespersons Carpenters Stock clerks and order filers Registered nurses 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% Percentage of injuries and illnesses Percentage of employment NOTE: CPS employment data was not available for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers; light or delivery service truck drivers; and nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants. These occupations were included in higher level detail on this chart.

3 Page 3 Transportation and material movers; production workers; installation, maintenance, and repair workers; construction and extraction workers, and service workers had a much higher share of injuries and illnesses than their employment share would suggest. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Total injuries and illnesses = 1,315,920 Employment - Current Population Survey, Private Wage and Salary Workers Employment and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses by Occupation Group, % 19.8% 14.3% 8.3% 11.5% 1.2% 8.1% 6.6% 21.3% 6.6% 2.0% 7.0% 8.8% 4.0% 5.8% 0.9% 15.0% 12.9% 16.0% 16.6% 13.0% 0.0%5.0%10.0%15.0%20.0%25.0% Not reported Transportation and Material Moving Production Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Construction and Extraction Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Office and Administrative Support Sales and Related Service Professional and Related Management, Business, and Financial Percentage employment Percentage injuries/illnesses

4 Page 4 Occupations with the Highest Median Days Away from Work, 2003 Of the occupations with at least 1/2% of the total days away from work cases, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had a median of 14 days. Industrial machinery mechanics had a median of 12 days. Industrial truck and tractor operators and light or delivery services truck drivers each had a median of 11 days. This compared to a median of 8 days for all occupations. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Median days away from work All occupations Construction laborers Home health aides Assemblers and fabricators, all other Electricians Driver/sales workers First-line supervisors/managers of construction Packers and packagers, hand Light or delivery services truck drivers Industrial truck and tractor operators Industrial machinery mechanics Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

5 Page 5 Injuries and Illnesses with days away from work (Total = 1,315,920 injuries and illnesses) Service producing industries Goods producing industries Employment (BLS- Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Good-producing industries make up about 21 percent of private industry employment but account for 31 percent of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work while service producing industries make up about 79 percent of the employment and 69 percent of the injuries and illnesses. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Employment and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses by Major Industry, 2003 Service producing industries Goods producing industries 21.5% 78.5% 31.0% 69.0%

6 Page 6 Hours Worked and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses by Gender of Worker, 2003 Almost two-thirds of the injured or ill workers were men, well above their 59 percent share of the nations hours worked. Men Women Injuries and Illnesses with days away from work (Total = 1,315,920 injuries and illnesses) Chart excludes unreported data. Women Men Hours worked (Current Population Survey, Private Wage and Salary Workers) SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. 58.6% 41.4% 65.0% 35.0%

7 Page Hours Worked and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses by Age of Worker, 2003 Injuries and Illnesses with days away from work ( Total = 1,315,920 injuries and illnesses) Chart excludes unreported data. Hours worked (Current Population Survey, Private Wage and Salary Workers) A majority of injured or ill workers were 20 to 44 years old. Workers 20 to 44 had a slightly higher share of injuries and illnesses, while workers 45 and older had a somewhat lower share, than each of their hours worked shares suggest. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. 3.3% 11.1% 24.2% 27.5% 21.9% 10.2% 1.9% 3.2% 10.3% 24.3% 26.6% 22.6% 10.7% 2.3%

8 Page 8 Age of worker Median Days Away from Work Due to Nonfatal Occupational Injury and Illness by Age of Worker, 2003 Median days away from work The median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses increased as the age of the worker increased. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses to to to to to to to and over All ages median

9 Page 9 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Length of Service, 2003 Workers who were with their employers for more than 5 years became injured or ill less often than their employment share suggests. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Injuries and Illnesses Employment (Total =1,315,920 injuries and illnesses) (Current Population Survey, Private Wage and Salary Workers January 2004) Not reported 0.7% 32.1% 36.6% 30.6% More than 5 years Less than 1 year 1 to 5 years Less than 1 year 23.0% 1 year to 5 years 31.2% More than 5 years 45.8%

10 Page 10 sprains Nurse herback liftingpatient while her Nature of disabling condition Event or exposure Part of body affected Source directly producing disability Injury and Illness Topology Each injury or illness is described from four viewpoints. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

11 Page 11 In goods producing industries, contact with objects and equipment and overexertion were the leading causes of injuries and illnesses. In service providing industries, these same two events along with falls to the same level were the leading causes. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work due to contact with objects/equipment, falls to same level, and overexertion, Other services Leisure and hospitality Education and health services Professional and business services Financial activities Information Trade, transportation, and utilities Service providing Manufacturing Construction Natural resources and mining Goods producing Private industry Contact with objects/equipment Fall to same level Overexertion Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers

12 Page 12 The Nature of the Disabling Condition, Occupational Injuries and Illnesses with Days Away from Work, 2003 Nature of Injury or Illness (1,315,920 injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work) Sprains and strains accounted for 563,910 cases or 43 percent of all nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Sprains, strains 42.9% Fractures 7.2% Cuts, lacerations, punctures 8.4% All other 16.0% Back pain 2.8% Soreness, pain, except back 5.0% Amputations 0.6% Chemical burns 0.6% Bruises, contusions 9.0% Heat burns 1.5% Carpal tunnel syndrome 1.7% Tendonitis 0.6% Multiple injuries 3.6%

13 Page 13 The Part of Body Affected, Occupational Injuries and Illnesses with Days Away from Work, 2003 BackUpper extrem- ities Lower extrem- ities Trunk, except back Multiple body parts Head, except eye Eye Neck Body systems Other Percent The back and the upper extremities were involved in almost one-half of all occupational injuries and illnesses. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. 23.1% 22.7% 21.2% 12.8% 9.9% 3.6% 2.8% 1.6% 1.4% 0.8% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0%

14 Page 14 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Source of Injury or Illness, 2003 Source of Injury or Illness (1,315,920 injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work) Four sources accounted for over half of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work: floor, ground surfaces 18.8%; worker motion or position 15.4%; containers 13.1%; and parts and materials 9.6%. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Chemicals, chemical products 1.5% Containers 13.1% Furniture, fixtures 3.6% Machinery 6.2% Parts and materials 9.6% Worker motion or position 15.4% Floor, ground surfaces 18.8% Handtools 4.4% Vehicles 8.3% Health care patient 4.8% All other 14.5%

15 Page 15 Bodily reaction and exertion Assaults and violent acts The Manner in Which the Disabling Condition Occurred, Occupational Injuries and Illnesses with Days Away from Work, 2003 Bodily reaction and exertion, contact with objects and equipment, and falls accounted for almost 90% of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that resulted in days away from work. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Contact with objects and equipment FallsTransportation accidents Exposure to harmful substances Fires and explosions Other 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 42.1% 26.0% 20.2% 4.4% 4.2% 1.7% 0.2% 1.2%

16 Page 16 Median Days Away from Work Due to Nonfatal Occupational Injuries or Illnesses by Nature, 2003 Carpal tunnel syndrome had a median of 32 days away from work, followed by amputations and fractures with 30 days each. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Median days away from work Chemical burns Cuts, lacerations Bruises, contusions Heat burns Sprains, strains, tears Multiple injuries Tendonitis Fractures Amputations Carpal tunnel syndrome All natures 8 days

17 Page 17 Median Days Away from Work Due to Nonfatal Occupational Injuries or Illnesses by Part of Body, 2003 Median days away from work Injuries and illnesses to the shoulder (18 days), wrist (17 days), and to the knee (14 days) took the longest median time from which to recover. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Head Eye Body systems Hand, except finger Finger Toe Back Upper extremities Foot, except toe Neck Trunk Lower extremities Multiple parts Knee Wrist Shoulder All parts of body 8 days

18 Page 18 Median Days Away from Work Due to Nonfatal Occupational Injuries or Illnesses by Event or Exposure, 2003 Repetitive motion, with a median of 22 days, resulted in the longest absences from work among the leading events and exposures. Falls to a lower level with 15 days and transportation accidents with 14 days had the next longest median days away from work. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Median days away from work Exposure to harmful substances Struck by object Struck against object Assaults and violent acts by person Caught in equipment Slips, trips, loss of balance - without fall Fall to same level Overexertion in lifting Overexertion Fires and explosions Transportation accidents Fall to lower level Repetitive motion All events 8 days

19 Page 19 Median Days Away from Work Due to Nonfatal Occupational Injuries or Illnesses by Source, 2003 Median days away from work Of the source of the injury or illness, worker motion or position; vehicles; floors, walkways, ground surfaces; and containers had medians higher than the national median days away from work. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Chemicals and chemical products Furniture and fixtures Tools, instruments, and equipment Health care patient Machinery Parts and materials Containers Floors, walkways, ground surfaces Vehicles Worker motion or position All sources 8 days

20 Page 20 Musculoskeletal Disorders with Days Away from Work by Nature of Injury or Illness, 2003 Sprains, strains, and tears accounted for over three-fourths of the musculoskeletal disorders that resulted in days away from work in SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Nature of Injury or Illness (435,180 MSD cases that resulted in days away from work) Sprains, strains, tears 76.1% Back pain, hurt back 5.4% Soreness, pain, hurt, except the back 5.0% Carpal tunnel syndrome 5.1% Hernia 4.8% MSD system and connective tissue diseases and disorders, except tendonitis 2.0% Tendonitis 1.5%


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