Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of results from a couple of states from the BLS’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, starting with Ohio, where the BWC recently announced that non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the state were lower than the national average, coming in at 3.2 per 100 FT workers (vs 3.7 nationally). BWC noted that in the private sector, Transportation and warehousing had the most non-fatal injury and illness incidents, while in the public sector utilities workers had the highest incident rates. Find out more by clicking here!
The Kansas department of Labor also recently released their BLS SOII results, noting that workplace injuries and illnesses among private sector employers in Kansas decreased in 2012 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 FT workers, putting the private sector below the national average as well, and down from 3.9 in 2011. Find out more by clicking here!