Occupation groups with the highest incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses* per 10,000 full-time workers in the U.S. in 2016

Incidence rate of nonfatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2016, by occupation group This statistic shows the incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in the U.S. in 2016, by occupation group. In 2016, about 516 per 10,000 flight attendants had a nonfatal occupational injury or illness.
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Occupation groupIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers
Athletes and Sports Competitors 4,697.9
Dietetic Technicians 936
Cargo and Freight Agents 746.9
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 736.3
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 705.6
Psychiatric Aides 671
Psychiatric Technicians 593.7
Flight Attendants 515.3
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 509.3
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 503.2
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 460.2
Mechanical Door Repairers 434.3
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 430.7
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 401.9
Roof Bolters, Mining 364.7
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 353.9
Helpers--Roofers 334.6
Roofers 325.7
Pest Control Workers 323.3
Nursing Assistants 321
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 306.8
Occupational Therapy Aides 304.2
Orderlies 302.3
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 300.9
Construction Laborers 296.1
Butchers and Meat Cutters 289.7
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 285.4
Tapers 281.5
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 278.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 277.1
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 277.1
Food Preparation Workers 276.6
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 270.2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 269.2
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 268
Etchers and Engravers 265
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 264.8
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 262
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 260.5
Correctional Officers and Jailers 252.4
Occupation groupIncidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers
Athletes and Sports Competitors 4,697.9
Dietetic Technicians 936
Cargo and Freight Agents 746.9
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 736.3
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 705.6
Psychiatric Aides 671
Psychiatric Technicians 593.7
Flight Attendants 515.3
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 509.3
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 503.2
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 460.2
Mechanical Door Repairers 434.3
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 430.7
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 401.9
Roof Bolters, Mining 364.7
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 353.9
Helpers--Roofers 334.6
Roofers 325.7
Pest Control Workers 323.3
Nursing Assistants 321
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 306.8
Occupational Therapy Aides 304.2
Orderlies 302.3
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 300.9
Construction Laborers 296.1
Butchers and Meat Cutters 289.7
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 285.4
Tapers 281.5
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 278.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 277.1
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 277.1
Food Preparation Workers 276.6
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 270.2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 269.2
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 268
Etchers and Engravers 265
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 264.8
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 262
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 260.5
Correctional Officers and Jailers 252.4
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This statistic shows the incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in the U.S. in 2016, by occupation group. In 2016, about 516 per 10,000 flight attendants had a nonfatal occupational injury or illness.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* Injuries and illnesses involving days away from work only.
Only the 40 occupations with the highest incidence rates are shown.

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