January 02, 2004
During 2002, approximately 2.5 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction—that is, they required recuperation away from work, transfer to another job, restricted duties at work, or a combination of these actions.
For all private industry, the total rate for days away from work, job transfer, or restriction was 2.8 cases per 100 workers; separately, the rate for cases with days away from work was 1.6, and the rate for cases with job transfer or restriction was 1.2.
The total rate in manufacturing was 4.1. Separately, the rate for days-away-from-work cases was 1.7, and the rate for cases with job transfer or restriction was 2.3.
In all other industry divisions, the rate for days-away-from-work cases was higher than the rate for cases with job transfer or restriction. For example, in transportation and public utilities, with a total rate of 4.0, the rate for days-away-from-work cases was 2.7, and the rate for cases with job transfer or restriction was 1.3.
These data come from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities. See "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2002" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 03-913, for more information. Because of rounding, components do not always sum to totals.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Days away from work, job transfer, or restriction due to injuries and illnesses, 2002 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/dec/wk5/art04.htm (visited October 25, 2014).
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