In a bit of good news for labor, the amount of nonfatal injuries continues to fall in the workplace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

There were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015, which occurred at a rate of 3.0 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The 2015 rate continues a pattern of declines that, apart from 2012, occurred annually for the last 13 years.

This is a pattern in private industry that shows nearly 48,000 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2015 compared to 2014 and has resulted in a lower “total recordable cases” (TRC) and “days away from work” (DAFW) rates as well.

Six of the 19 private industry sectors reported a decline in the rate of injuries and illnesses in 2015: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction; manufacturing; transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; health care and social assistance; and accommodation and food services.

Safety is still paramount!

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