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Latest BLS Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Survey Results Provide a Positive Indication of Industry Safety Efforts!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its national Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for the year 2016 on November 9, 2017. State data will be released on November 28.

There were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, which occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Private industry employers reported nearly 48,500 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from BLS.

For those ISRI members who fall under NAICS code 423930 the numbers indicate that the industry Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) did drop from 5.0 to 4.2 and the Days Away, Restricted, and Transfer or DART rate has steadily come dropped to 2.5 as well. While there is still work to do, the downward trend of both incident rates is a positive indication of industry safety efforts!

For the first time BLS also provided a breakdown of TRIR and DART IR for facilities in three employee brackets. Please see below:

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Please contact Terry Cirone if you have any questions on the information above.

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