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Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries Was Flat Last Year, BLS Reports

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 294 | 0 | 37 min read

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries in the U.S. held steady in 2018 at 2.8 per 100 workers, only the second time since 2003 that the injury frequency did not decrease, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday. The number of nonfatal workplace injuries with days away from work last year was 0.9 per 100 workers, the same as it’s been since 2015, according to BLS. The data are for workers in private industry. The stagnant injury trend comes after the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries declined sharply between 2003 and 2011, from 5 per 100 workers to 3.4 in 2011. The i...

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