The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.
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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Selected Characteristics
November 20, 2008
The 2007 rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 122 per 10,000 full-time workers, 4 percent below 2006. The key measure of severity—median days away from work—was unchanged at 7 days. The 2007 rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was 35 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, 9 percent below 2006. More »
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Annual)
October 23, 2008
The nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate among private industry employers in 2007 (4.2 cases per 100 workers) was at its lowest level since 2002 when recordkeeping requirements were revised. The overall decline was driven primarily by lower rates among all goods-producing industry sectors. More »
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