Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the 2017 Edition of its Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Report.
The BLS noted that there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2017, which occurred at a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. According to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, this is a decrease of 45,800 from the year prior. Among the 19 private industry sectors, only manufacturing, and finance and insurance experienced statistically significant changes in their overall rates of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2017, declining by 0.1 cases per 100 FTE workers compared to 2016.
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