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
2004 Annual Avg. employment (000)4
Injuries & Illnesses
Total Recordable Cases
Cases w/days away from work, job transfer, or restriction
Other Recordable Cases
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Directory and mailing list publishers||51114||46.8||2.6||1.4||0.9||0.5||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
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
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor December 2005