2005 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.

Because of changes by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to its recordkeeping requirements, the data for 2002 are not comparable with data for prior years. More information...

Incident Rates 1 of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2005

Industry 2

NAICS Code 3

2005 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 Work 5

w/Job Transfer or Restriction

Printing and related support activities

323

648.3

4.1

2.3

1.1

1.2

1.8

Printing and related support activities

3231

648.3

4.1

2.3

1.1

1.2

1.8

Printing

32311

594.4

4.2

2.4

1.1

1.2

1.8

Commercial lithographic printing

323110

254.5

4.8

2.8

1.4

1.3

2.0

Commercial gravure printing

323111

16.3

3.4

1.8

0.6

1.2

1.6

Commercial flexographic printing

323112

40.3

5.7

2.9

1.9

1.0

2.8

Commercial screen printing

323113

66.0

3.2

1.9

1.0

0.9

1.3

Quick printing

323114

68.2

1.7

0.8

0.4

0.4

0.9

Digital printing

323115

19.7

2.9

1.9

0.5

1.4

1.0

Books printing

323117

32.5

4.6

3.0

0.7

2.3

1.6

Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg.

323118

10.0

3.1

1.8

0.5

1.3

1.3

Other commercial printing

323119

49.2

4.7

2.4

1.2

1.2

2.2

Support activities for printing

 

32312

53.9

3.3

1.5

0.9

0.6

1.8

Tradebinding & related work

323121

23.6

3.8

1.9

1.2

0.7

2.0

Prepress services

 

323122

30.3

2.8

1.2

0.7

0.5

1.7

 

Converted paper product mfg.

3222

344.3

4.8

2.9

1.3

1.7

1.9

Paperboard container mfg.

32221

183.0

4.8

2.8

1.3

1.6

1.9

Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg.

322211

115.8

4.6

2.6

1.2

1.5

2.0

Folding paperboard box mfg.

322212

35.2

5.9

3.7

2.0

1.7

2.2

Fiber can, tube, drum & similar products mfg.

322214

12.0

2.6

1.1

0.5

0.6

1.5

Nonfolding sanitary food container mfg.

322215

14.8

4.2

3.0

1.0

2.0

1.2

Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg.

32222

74.6

5.2

3.1

1.3

1.8

2.1

Coated & laminated packaging paper & plastics film mfg.

322221

16.5

4.6

2.6

1.3

1.4

1.9

Coated & laminated paper mfg.

322222

32.9

5.6

3.2

1.3

1.9

2.4

Uncoated paper & multiwall bag mfg.

322224

12.5

6.4

3.9

1.9

2.0

2.5

Stationary product mfg.

32223

35.0

5.5

3.6

1.4

2.3

1.9

Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing

322231

11.0

3.6

2.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

Envelope mfg.

322232

18.8

7.2

4.9

1.6

3.2

2.3

Other converted paper product mfg.

32229

51.7

4.2

2.6

1.1

1.5

1.6

Sanitary paper product mfg.

322291

33.0

2.8

1.7

0.8

0.9

1.1

All other converted paper product mfg.

322299

18.7

7.0

4.4

1.7

2.7

2.6

 

Publishing industries (except Internet)

511

904.9

2.2

1.1

0.7

0.4

1.1

Newspaper, periodical, book, & directory publishers

5111

668.6

2.9

1.5

0.9

0.5

1.4

Newspaper publishers

51111

371.7

3.8

2.0

1.4

0.7

1.8

Periodical publishers

51112

141.7

1.4

0.5

0.3

0.1

0.9

Book publishers

51113

81.5

1.7

0.9

0.4

0.5

0.8

Directory and mailing list publishers

51114

45.5

2.7

1.2

0.9

0.3

1.5

Other publishers

51119

28.2

3.2

1.9

0.8

1.2

1.3



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 2006

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (updated 05/28/2014)

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