Decline in Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008.  BLS also reported a decline in the total number of cases from 3.7 million in 2008 to 3.3 million in 2009. 

See Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis statement in a October 21, News Release.