Since 2003, the injury and illness rate for private sector employees has either declined or remained the same. Among the key statistics:
- The illness and injury rate for 2018 was 2.8 for every 100 full-time equivalent workers, virtually the same as it was in 2017.
- There were 2.81 million work-related injuries or illness in 2018, similar to the number in 2017.
- In 2018, there were just over 900 injuries or illnesses that caused at least one day away from work. This number is virtually unchanged from 2017.
- The highest illness rates were in state-operated nursing and residential care facilities, which had an injury rate of 11.9.