Occupational Health: By The Numbers

Nov. 7, 2008
Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the manufacturing sector were up slightly in 2008.

In October The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for 2007. Overall private industry reported 4.2 incidents per 100 employees for the year, down from 4.4 cases per 100 employees the previous year. The manufacturing sector reported rates slightly higher. Here's how the industry fared per 100 employees:

5.6 Total recordable cases

3.0 Total cases with days away from work, job transfer or restriction

1.3 Cases with days away from work

1.7 Cases with job restriction or transfer

2.5 Other recordable cases

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Jonathan Katz | Former Managing Editor

Former Managing Editor Jon Katz covered leadership and strategy, tackling subjects such as lean manufacturing leadership, strategy development and deployment, corporate culture, corporate social responsibility, and growth strategies. As well, he provided news and analysis of successful companies in the chemical and energy industries, including oil and gas, renewable and alternative.

Jon worked as an intern for IndustryWeek before serving as a reporter for The Morning Journal and then as an associate editor for Penton Media’s Supply Chain Technology News.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kent State University and is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.

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