Employer-Reported Workplace Injury, Illness Unchanged in 2018

There were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2018, unchanged from 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported . These data are estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The incidence rate for total recordable cases (TRC) in private industry also remained unchanged from a year ago. This is the first year since 2012 that the TRC rate did not decline. The incidence rates for days away from work cases and for days of job transfer and restriction only cases did not change from 2017.