2006 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 2006 BLS injury and illness statistics, see http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/osnr0028.pdf

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 2006
Industry (2) NAICS Code (3) 2009 Annual Avg. employment (1000s) (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
All Manufacturing 31-33 14150 6.0 3.3 1.4 1.9 2.7
Printing and related support activities 323 635.4 4.2 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.8
Printing and related support activities 3231 635.4 4.2 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.8
Printing 32311 585 4.3 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.8
Commercial lithographic printing 323110 246.7 4.5 2.6 1.4 1.2 1.9
Commercial gravure printing 323111 16.6 4.8 3 1 2 1.8
Commercial flexographic printing 323112 39.4 4.5 2.7 1.4 1.3 1.8
Commercial screen printing 323113 66.6 4.2 2.2 1.2 1 2
Quick printing 323114 67.2 2.2 1.4 0.8 0.6 0.9
Digital printing 323115 21.1 2.1 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.8
Manifold business form printing 323116 36.4 5.1 2.9 1.5 1.4 2.2
Books printing 323117 31.6 6 3.7 1.3 2.4 2.3
Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg. 323118 9.3 5.5 1.6 0.7 0.8 3.9
Other commercial printing 323119 50 5.1 2.7 1.3 1.3 2.4
Support activities for printing 32312 50.4 2.5 1.4 0.9 0.6 1.1
Tradebinding & related work 323121 22.8 3 2.1 1.2 0.9 1
Prepress services 323122 27.6 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 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 2006

Published on Monday, March 9, 2009 (updated 05/28/2014)

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