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Injury and illness incidence rates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Injury and incidence rates, Minnesota and U.S.

A. Total injury and illness cases per 100 FTE workers, private sector [1]


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Year
Minnesota
United States
1988 8.1 8.6
1989 8.3 8.6
1990 8.0 8.8
1991 8.1 8.4
1992 8.6 8.9
1993 8.7 8.5
1994 8.7 8.4
1995 8.5 8.1
1996 8.4 7.4
1997 7.6 7.1
1998 7.7 6.7
1999 6.9 6.3
2000 7.0 6.1
2001 6.3 5.7
  Total recordable cases per 100 FTE workers
2002 6.2 5.3
2003 5.5 5.0
2004 5.3 4.8
2005 5.0 4.6
2006 5.0 4.4
2007 4.7 4.2
2008 4.2 3.9
2009 3.8 3.6
2010 3.8 3.5
2011 3.7 3.5
2012 3.8 3.4

 

B. Lost-workday/DART cases and days-away-from-work cases per 100 FTE workers [1]


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  Lost-workday cases Days-away-from-work cases
Year Minnesota United States Minnesota United States
1988 3.7 4.0 3.1 3.5
1989 3.9 4.0 3.1 3.4
1990 3.8 4.1 2.9 3.4
1991 3.8 3.9 2.8 3.2
1992 3.9 3.9 2.7 3.0
1993 3.7 3.8 2.5 2.9
1994 3.8 3.8 2.4 2.8
1995 3.9 3.6 2.3 2.5
1996 3.7 3.4 2.2 2.2
1997 3.6 3.3 2.0 2.1
1998 3.5 3.1 1.9 2.0
1999 3.2 3.0 1.9 1.9
2000 3.5 3.0 1.9 1.8
2001 3.1 2.8 1.7 1.7
  DART cases Days-away-from-work cases
2002 3.1 2.8 1.7 1.6
2003 2.8 2.6 1.4 1.5
2004 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.4
2005 2.5 2.4 1.3 1.4
2006 2.4 2.3 1.3 1.3
2007 2.3 2.1 1.3 1.2
2008 1.9 2.0 1.0 1.1
2009 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.1
2010 1.9 1.8 1.1 1.1
2011 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.1
2012 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.0

 

1. Rates are shown as the number of cases per 100 full-time-equivalent (FTE) workers. An FTE worker is equal to 2,000 annual hours of work. Includes injuries and illnesses in the private sector and state and local governments. Due to OSHA recordkeeping changes, data for 2002 and later is not comparable with data from earlier years.

Source:  Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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