Highlights of the BLS report include:
- More than half of recorded injuries in 2014 involved days away from work, job transfer, or restriction (DART cases).
- Just over 95 percent of total reported injuries and illnesses were injuries (2.8 million).
- Nearly 75 percent of injury cases occurred in service industries.
- Workplace illnesses accounted for nearly 5 percent of reported cases.
- Private industry employers reported nearly 54,000 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014, compared to a year earlier.
Among states for which estimates are available for 2014, the private industry injury and illness incidence rates:
- Declined in 10 states
- Were relatively unchanged in 31 states and D.C.
- Washington had the highest injury and illness rate, at 4.6 per 100 full-time workers, while D.C. was lowest at 1.6.
- Individual estimates were not available for nine states.