BLS in the Press

 

Feb. 12th, 2019: Wisconsin Nonfatal Worker Injury & Illness Rate Decreases in 2017

From the WI BLS office: “According to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational injuries and Illnesses (SOII), there were 82,400 total injuries and illnesses reported by Wisconsin employers in 2017, a slight decrease from the 82,700 total injuries and illnesses reported for 2016. The rate of injury and illness fell from 3.8 in 2016 to 3.7 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Nationally, the total recordable case rate declined from 3.2 cases in 2016 to 3.1 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2017.” Continue reading…

 

 

 

Feb. 5th, 2019: Rate of Fatal Worker Injuries Remains Consistent in Wisconsin in 2017

From the WI BLS office: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 106 Wisconsin workers who died due to injury in 2017. This number reflects a slight increase from 105 fatalities in 2016, but Wisconsin’s overall fatality rate dropped slightly from a rate of 3.6 in 2016 to 3.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers in 2017. The number of workplace deaths in Wisconsin the past decade (2008-2017) range from 77 in 2008 to 114 in 2012, and average 98 fatalities annually.Continue reading…

 

 

Jan. 18th, 2018: BLS Midwest Region Office Releases SOII Publication

 

“Over 72,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Wisconsin’s private industry employers in 2016, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.7 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that Wisconsin was among 21 states that had an incidence rate of total recordable cases (TRC) significantly higher than the national rate of 2.9.” Continue reading…