In 2014, there were 1,157,410 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that required days away from work to recuperate, unchanged from 2013. The incidence rate was 107.1 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, down from 109.4 in 2013. The median days away from work to recuperate, a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses, was 9 days, up from 8 days in 2013.
In private industry and state and local government in 2014, there were 6 occupations where the incidence rate per 10,000 full-time workers was greater than 300 and the number of cases with days away from work was greater than 10,000.
In 2014, heavy and tractor-trailer drivers had an incidence rate of 365.5 injury and illness cases per 10,000 full-time workers. Incidence rates increased for the following events that resulted in injuries and illnesses to heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers: falls to lower level, falls on same level, and slips or trips without falls. Combined, these events accounted for 35 percent of the injuries and illnesses to heavy tractor-trailer truck drivers.
Overexertion and bodily reaction accounted for 55 percent of the injury and illness cases to nursing assistants in 2014. The incidence rate for overexertion and bodily reaction for nursing assistants was 204.6, more than 5 times greater than for all workers for this type of event or exposure (35.6).
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