2004 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 Rates1 of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2004
Industry2
NAICS Code3
2004 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
Printing and related support activities 323 658.5 4.5 2.4 1.2 1.2 2.0
Printing and related support activities 3231 658.5 4.5 2.4 1.2 1.2 2.0
Printing 32311 602.4 4.6 2.5 1.3 1.2 2.1
Commercial lithographic printing 323110 259.8 4.8 2.7 1.4 1.3 2.1
Commercial gravure printing 323111 16.8 6.1 3.9 1.2 2.6 2.2
Commercial flexographic printing 323112 41.0 4.4 2.7 1.6 1.0 1.7
Commercial screen printing 323113 65.4 5.1 2.7 1.5 1.2 2.4
Quick printing 323114 69.4 1.9 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.1
Digital printing 323115 19.5 3.7 1.8 0.6 1.2 1.9
Books printing 323117 33.2 6.1 3.6 1.3 2.3 2.5
Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg. 323118 10.5 7.6 5.0 2.2 2.8 2.6
Other commercial printing 323119 47.1 5.2 1.8 1.2 0.6 3.4
Tradebinding & related work 323121 24.2 4.3 2.6 1.5 1.1 1.7
 
Converted paper product mfg. 3222 347.9 5.7 3.4 1.5 1.9 2.3
Paperboard container mfg. 32221 184.5 5.5 3.3 1.3 2.0 2.1
Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg. 322211 116.4 5.2 3.1 1.1 2.0 2.1
Folding paperboard box mfg. 322212 35.8 7.2 4.7 1.9 2.8 2.5
Fiber can, tube, drum & similar products mfg. 322214 12.1 3.2 1.5 1.1 0.4 1.7
Nonfolding sanitary food container mfg. 322215 15.0 5.3 3.6 1.3 2.3 1.7
Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg. 32222 74.5 6.7 3.8 2.1 1.7 2.9
Coated & laminated packaging paper & plastics film mfg. 322221 16.4 7.2 4.2 2.2 2.0 3.0
Coated & laminated paper mfg. 322222 32.1 6.0 3.3 2.1 1.2 2.7
Uncoated paper & multiwall bag mfg. 322224 12.8 7.9 5.0 2.8 2.3 2.8
Stationary product mfg. 32223 35.8 6.0 3.8 1.9 1.9 2.2
Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing 322231 11.1 6.8 4.4 2.3 2.1 2.4
Envelope mfg. 322232 19.2 4.9 3.1 1.4 1.6 1.8
Other converted paper product mfg. 32229 53.1 5.2 2.8 1.4 1.4 2.4
Sanitary paper product mfg. 322291 33.6 3.3 1.8 1.0 0.8 1.5
All other converted paper product mfg. 322299 19.5 8.6 4.5 2.1 2.5 4.1
 
Publishing industries (except Internet) 511 907.5 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.0
Newspaper, periodical, book, & directory publishers 5111 672.2 2.8 1.5 0.9 0.6 1.4
Newspaper publishers 51111 375.1 3.5 1.7 1.1 0.6 1.9
Periodical publishers 51112 141.2 1.7 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.6
Directory and mailing list publishers 51114 46.8 2.6 1.4 0.9 0.5 1.3
Other publishers 51119 28.9 2.3 1.5 0.4 1.1 0.8



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 2005

Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (updated 05/28/2014)

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