2009 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 Rates (1) of nonfatal occupational injuries & illnesses by industry 2009
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 12,697 4.3 2.3 1.0 1.3 2.0
Printing and related support activities 323 562.4 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.9 1.2
Printing and related support activities 3231 562.4 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.9 1.2
Printing 32311 521.9 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.9 1.1
Commercial lithographic printing 323110 215.8 2.8 1.7 0.8 0.8 1.2
Commercial gravure printing 323111 12.9 2 1 0.2 0.8 1
Commercial flexographic printing 323112 36.8 3.6 2.2 0.6 1.5 1.4
Commercial screen printing 323113 63.9 2.6 1.6 0.7 0.9 1
Quick printing 323114 59.1 1.4 1 0.2   0.4
Digital printing 323115 24.7 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.6
Manifold business form printing 323116 28.4 5.5 3 1.7 1.3 2.5
Books printing 323117 26.7 3.6 2 0.9 1.1 1.6
Blankbook, looseleaf binders, & devices mfg. 323118 Not reported          
Other commercial printing 323119 46.3 2.5 1.4 0.8 0.6 1.1
Support activities for printing 32312 40.5 2.3 1 0.5 0.5 1.3
Tradebinding & related work 323121 20 2.8 1.5 0.8 0.7 1.3
Prepress services 323122 20.6 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.4
Converted paper product mfg. 3222 303.2 3.4 2 1 1.1 1.4
Paperboard container mfg. 32221 158 3.2 1.9 0.8 1 1.4
Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg. 322211 99.7 3.3 2 0.9 1.2 1.3
Folding paperboard box mfg. 322212 31.3 3.7 1.8 0.9 0.9 1.9
Setup paperboard box manufacturing 322213 3.8 26 1 0.7   1.6
Fiber can, tube, drum & similar products mfg. 322214 9.6 1.4 0.5 0.4   0.9
Nonfolding sanitary food container mfg. 322215 Not Reported          
Paper bag & coated & treated paper mfg. 32222 68.6 3.5 2.1 1.2 0.9 1.5
Coated & laminated packaging paper & plastics film mfg. 322221 15.3 2.7 1.5 0.7 0.8 1.1
Coated & laminated paper mfg. 322222 31.1 3.9 2.3 1.4 0.9 1.6
Plastics, foil, and coated paper bag mfg. (industry not reported previously) 322223 7.6 4.4 2.3 0.8 1.5 2.1
Uncoated paper & multiwall bag mfg. 322224 11.1 2.8 2 1.1 0.9 0.9
Laminated aluminum foil manufacturing for flexible packaging 322225 1.6 4.5 2.5 2.5   2
Surface-coated paperboard manufacturing 322226 Not Reported          
Stationary product mfg. 32223 28.3 4.6 2.7 1.4 1.3 2
Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing 322231 9.1 4 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.6
Envelope mfg. 322232 15 5.3 2.9 1.4 1.6 2.3
Stationary, tablet, and related product manufacturing 322233 4.2 3.6 2.2 1.7 0.5 1.4
Other converted paper product mfg. 32229 48.4 3.2 1.9 0.8 1.2 1.3
Sanitary paper product mfg. 322291 32.2 2.9 1.9 0.6 1.3 0.9
All other converted paper product mfg. 322299 16.2 4.1 1.9 1.1 0.9 2.2
 
Publishing industries (except Internet) 511 843.5 1.5 0.7 0.4   0.7
Newspaper, periodical, book, & directory publishers 5111 580.5 1.9 1.1 0.6   0.9
Newspaper publishers 51111 302.4 2.8 1.7 0.9   1.1
Periodical publishers 51112 134 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6
Book publishers 51113 78.4 1 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.5
Directory and mailing list publishers 51114 41.8 1.6 0.5 0.4 0.1 1.1
Other publishers 51119 23.8 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.7

(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, 2007
(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.
(11) Data too small to be displayed.
 
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 Monday, January 10, 2011 (updated 05/30/2014)

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