The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides annual information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.
This year’s 2012 BLS report released last week indicates three million workers were injured on the job in 2012, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. The volume of work related injuries has continued to significantly decline over the last decade, with the exception of 2011. Reasons for the decline can be attributed to stronger workplace safety and improved technology and equipment.
The BLS will be releasing more detailed information by state later in November. Key findings are highlighted in this Exabyzness article.
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