Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2022, 10:56 PM

Workplace Injury, Illness Rate Stable in 2021, DOL Says

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The frequency of workers becoming injured or sick while on the job during 2021 was 2.7 cases for every 100 full-time workers, unchanged from 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said Monday.

Private industry employers reported 2.6 million injuries and illnesses, a decrease of 1.8% from 2021, according to the BLS, an agency of the Department of Labor.

The decline was largely attributed to fewer reported respiratory illnesses, such as Covid-19. Private industry employers reported 365,200 cases in 2021, down from 544,600 in 2020.

The BLS calculations are based on confidential reports filed by more than 200,000 employers ...

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