2008 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.

Incident Rates1 of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2008
Industry2 NAICS Code3 2008 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 Work5 w/Job Transfer or Restriction
All Manufacturing 31-33 13,735 5.0 2.7 1.2 1.5 2.3
Printing and related support activities 323 612.6 3.2 1.8 0.9 0.8 1.5
Printing and related support activities 3231 612.6 3.2 1.8 0.9 0.8 1.5
Printing 32311 567.5 3.3 1.8 0.9 0.8 1.5
Commercial lithographic printing 323110 236.6 3.6 2 1 1 1.6
Commercial gravure printing 323111 14.5 3.5 2 0.6 1.5 1.4
Commercial flexographic printing 323112 38.8 3.3 1.9 1 0.8 1.4
Commercial screen printing 323113 69.2 3.5 2 1.3 0.7 1.5
Quick printing 323114 65.1 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.9
Digital printing 323115 25 1.7 0.9 0.3 0.6 0.8
Manifold business form printing 323116 31.1 3.3 2.1 0.9 1.1 1.2
Books printing 323117 29.3 3.6 2 0.9 1 1.7
Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg. 323118 8.3 3.3 2.5 1 1.5 0.8
Other commercial printing 323119 49.6 4.4 1.9 1 0.9 2.5
Support activities for printing 32312 45.1 2.5 1.3 0.9 0.4 1.2
Tradebinding & related work 323121 21.7 2.9 1.5 1 0.5 1.4
Prepress services 323122 23.4 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.1
 
Converted paper product mfg. 3222 322.2 4 2.2 1.1 1.1 1.8
Paperboard container mfg. 32221 169.1 3.6 2 1 1 1.6
Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg. 322211 108.3 3.5 2 0.8 1.1 1.5
Folding paperboard box mfg. 322212 32.3 4.3 2.4 1.6 0.7 1.9
Setup paperboard box manufacturing 322213 not reported          
Fiber can, tube, drum & similar products mfg. 322214 10.2 2.6 1.4 0.9 0.6 1.1
Nonfolding sanitary food container mfg. 322215 14 3.9 2.6 1.1 1.5 1.4
Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg. 32222 72.9 4.4 2.3 1.1 1.2 2.1
Coated & laminated packaging paper & plastics film mfg. 322221 16.2 3.9 2.1 1.1 1 1.7
Coated & laminated paper mfg. 322222 33.3 4.5 2.4 1 1.4 2.2
Plastics, foil, and coated paper bag mfg. (industry not reported previously) 322223 8.2 5.6 2.7 1.3 1.3 2.9
Uncoated paper & multiwall bag mfg. 322224 11.4 4.2 2.3 1.3 1 1.9
Laminated aluminum foil manufacturing for flexible packaging 322225 not reported          
Surface-coated paperboard manufacturing 322226 2.2 3.3 2.2 0.9 1.3 1.1
Stationary product mfg. 32223 31.4 5.1 3 1.4 1.6 2.2
Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing 322231 10.2 4.9 2.7 1.4 1.3 2.2
Envelope mfg. 322232 16.7 5.6 3.2 1.5 1.7 2.4
Stationary, tablet, and related product manufacturing 322233 not reported          
Other converted paper product mfg. 32229 48.7 4.2 2.1 0.9 1.2 2.1
Sanitary paper product mfg. 322291 31.4 3.1 1.8 0.8 1 1.2
All other converted paper product mfg. 322299 17.3 6.3 2.7 1.2 1.5 3.7
 
Publishing industries (except Internet) 511 898.3 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.8
Newspaper, periodical, book, & directory publishers 5111 640.5 2.2 1.1 0.7 0.4 1
Newspaper publishers 51111 341.2 3.1 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.5
Periodical publishers 51112 144.7 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4
Book publishers 51113 80.1 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.6
Directory and mailing list publishers 51114 46.8 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.8
Other publishers 51119 27.2 2 1.2 0.3 0.9 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 2008

Published on Thursday, December 23, 2010 (updated 05/30/2014)

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