2002 Injury and Illness Statistics

Incident Rates1 of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2002

Industry2

SIC Code3

Injuries & Illnesses

Total
Recordable Cases
Cases w/days away from work,
job transfer, or restriction
Other recordable cases
Total

 

W/days away from work4 w/job trasfer or restriction
Printing & Publishing 27 4.0 2.2 1.2 1.1 1.8
Newspapers 271 4.2 2.3 1.5 0.8 1.9
Periodicals 272 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.6
Books 273 3.2 1.9 0.8 1.1 1.3
Book publishing 2731 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.9
Book printing 2732 6.0 3.8 1.3 2.4 2.2
Miscellaneous publishing 274 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.8
Commercial printing 275 4.9 2.7 1.3 1.4 2.2
Commercial printing, litho 2752 5.0 2.8 1.3 1.5 2.3
Commercial printing, n.e.c. 2759 4.7 2.5 1.4 1.1 2.2
Greeting cards 277 4.3 2.9 0.9 2.0 1.4
Blankbooks & bookbinding 278 5.5 3.4 1.4 1.9 2.1
Blankbooks & looseleaf binders 2782 6.0 3.9 1.2 2.7 2.1
Bookbinding & related work 2789 4.9 2.8 1.7 1.1 2.2
Printing trade services 279 2.4 1.5 0.6 0.9 0.9
Typesetting 2791 1.9 1.4   1.1  
Platemaking services 2796 2.7 1.5 0.8 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 Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 Edition.

4 Days-away-from-work cases include those which result in days away from work with or without job transfer or restriction.

5 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.

6 Data for mining (Division B in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 Edition) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in oil and gas extraction. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for other industries.

7 Data for mining operators in this industry are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining contractors are excluded. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for other industries.

8 Incidence rate less than 0.05.

9 Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for other industries.

NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals. Dash indicates data not available. The n.e.c. abbreviation means that the category includes those components not elsewhere classified.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
December 2003

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

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