Safety

Employers report fewer injuries and illnesses for 2004

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 12, 2005

Private industry reported 4.3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses during 2004, down from 4.4 million in 2003, according to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The healthcare and social services industry sector accounted for 15.9% of all nonfatal injuries, second only to manufacturing with 20%.

The incidence rate for all private industry was 4.8 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Employees in healthcare and social services experienced injuries and illnesses at a rate of 6.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers.

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