2007 Injury and Illness Statistics

The following statistics come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. BLS conducts an annual survey to a random sample of employers in all industries to derive these statistics. Printers can use these statistics to compare to their own injury and illness rates to help them gauge the effects of their safety program. Printers should also check to see if their state Department of Labor/Industry also compiles such statistics and also check with their workers compensation carrier. For complete 2007 BLS injury and illness statistics, see http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/ostb1917.pdf

Incident Rates1 of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2007
Industry2 NAICS Code3 2007 Annual Avg. employment (000)4 Injuries & Illnesses
Total Recordable Cases Cases w/days away from work, job transfer, or restriction Other Recordable Cases
Total w/Days Away From Work5 w/Job Transfer or Restriction
All Manufacturing 31-33 14071.1 5.6 3.0 1.3 1.7 2.5
Printing and related support activities 323 633.3 3.8 2.2 1 1.1 1.6
Printing and related support activities 3231 633.3 3.8 2.2 1 1.1 1.6
Printing 32311 584.6 3.8 2.2 1.1 1.2 1.6
Commercial lithographic printing 323110 244.9 4.2 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.8
Commercial gravure printing 323111 16 4.3 2.4 0.8 1.6 1.9
Commercial flexographic printing 323112 39 4.3 2.5 1.1 1.4 1.9
Commercial screen printing 323113 69.3 2.9 1.5 0.8 0.7 1.4
Quick printing 323114 66.5 1.7 1 0.6 0.3 0.8
Digital printing 323115 not reported for 2007 not reported for 2007 not reported for 2007 not reported for 2007 not reported for 2007 not reported for 2007
Manifold business form printing 323116 34.9 3.7 2.4 0.9 1.4 1.3
Books printing 323117 30.7 5.1 2.9 1.3 1.6 2.2
Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg. 323118 8.8 3.5 2 1.1 0.9 1.5
Other commercial printing 323119 51.1 5.9 3.7 1.7 2 2.2
Support activities for printing 32312 48.7 3 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.3
Tradebinding & related work 323121 23 4.1 2.5 1.1 1.4 1.5
Prepress services 323122 25.7 2 1 0.6 0.3 1
Converted paper product mfg. 3222 329.7 4.2 2.3 1.1 1.3 1.8
Paperboard container mfg. 32221 174.6 4.1 2.2 1 1.3 1.9
Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg. 322211 112 4.2 2.3 0.9 1.4 1.9
Folding paperboard box mfg. 322212 33.3 4.5 2.5 1.4 1.1 2
Setup paperboard box manufacturing 322213 4.5 3 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.4
Fiber can, tube, drum & similar products mfg. 322214 10.6 3.9 1.7 1 0.8 2.2
Nonfolding sanitary food container mfg. 322215 14.1 3.1 1.8 0.6 1.2 1.3
Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg. 32222 73.6 4.4 2.5 1.3 1.2 1.9
Coated & laminated packaging paper & plastics film mfg. 322221 16.2 4.3 2 1.1 0.8 2.4
Coated & laminated paper mfg. 322222 33.1 3.9 2.3 1.3 1 1.6
Plastics, foil, and coated paper bag mfg. (industry not reported previously) 322223 8.5 4.8 3.2 1.2 2 1.6
Uncoated paper & multiwall bag mfg. 322224 11.9 5 2.8 1.3 1.6 2.2
Laminated aluminum foil manufacturing for flexible packaging 322225 1.6 3.6 2.2 1.4 - 1.5
Surface-coated paperboard manufacturing 322226 2.3 6.5 4.7 1.7 3 1.8
Stationary product mfg. 32223 32.7 5 2.9 1.3 1.6 2.1
Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing 322231 10.7 5.5 3.4 1.3 2.1 2.1
Envelope mfg. 322232 17.1 4.6 2.8 1.3 1.5 1.7
Stationary, tablet, and related product manufacturing 322233 4.8 5.3 2.2 1.3 0.9 3.1
Other converted paper product mfg. 32229 48.9 3.7 2.1 1.1 1.1 1.6
Sanitary paper product mfg. 322291 31.7 3.5 2 0.8 1.2 1.5
All other converted paper product mfg. 322299 17.2 4 2.4 1.5 0.8 1.7
 
Publishing industries (except Internet) 511 908.4 1.8 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.9
Newspaper, periodical, book, & directory publishers 5111 659.5 2.4 1.3 0.8 0.5 1.1
Newspaper publishers 51111 358.4 3.4 1.9 1.2 0.7 1.5
Periodical publishers 51112 146.4 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.8
Book publishers 51113 81 1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6
Directory and mailing list publishers 51114 46.3 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.8
Other publishers 51119 27.4 2.5 1.3 0.6 0.7 1.2


1 The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100
full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 200,000, where

N = number of injuries and illnesses
EH = total hours worked by all employees during the
calendar year
200,000= base for 100 equivalent full-time workers
(working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)

2 Totals include data for industries not shown separately.
3 North American Industry Classification System - United States, 2002
4 Employment is expressed as an annual average and is derived primarily from the BLS-Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
5 Days-away-from-work cases include those which result in days away from work with or without job transfer or restriction.
6 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
9 Fewer than 15 cases
11 Incidence rate less than 0.05.


NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals. Dash indicates data
not available.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor December 2008

Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 (updated 05/28/2014)

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