Thursday, November 17, 2005

DOL-BLS Reports Decline in Nonfatal Workplace Injuries/Illnesses

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released today a 2004 Report demonstrating the incidence rates, by industry, of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.  The overall rate of injury and illness declined from 5.0 per 100 workers in 2003 to 4.8 in 2004.  Industries with the most-reported injuries and illnesses included hog and pig farming (16.9), ferrous metal foundries (16.3), manufactured home manufacturing, (15.4), truss manufacturing (14.3), and animal (except poultry) slaughtering (13.3).

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