BLS in the Press

 

Jan. 26th, 2018: Wisconsin Nonfatal Worker Injury & Illness Rate Increases in 2016

From the WI BLS office: “According to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Survey of Occupational injuries and Illnesses (SOII), there were 82,700 total injuries and illnesses reported by Wisconsin employers in 2016, an increase from the 78,800 total injuries and illnesses reported for 2015. The rate of injury and illness rose from 3.6 in 2015 to 3.8 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Nationally, the total recordable case rate declined from 3.3 to 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers.” Continue reading…

 

 

 

 

Jan. 19th, 2018: Rate of Fatal Worker Injuries Remains Consistent in Wisconsin in 2016

 

From the WI BLS office: “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 105 Wisconsin workers who died

due to injury in 2016. This number reflects a slight increase from 104 fatalities in 2015. Wisconsin’s overall fatality rate remained consistent from 2015 to 2016 with 3.6 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. The number of workplace deaths in Wisconsin the past decade (2007-2016) range from 77 in 2008 to 114 in 2012, and average 97 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…