Workplace Injuries - MN
Doug Barrett | Nov 8, 2019 AT 1:03 pm
Minnesota’s estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2018 remains at its lowest rate since the measurement started in 1973.
The annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses suggests the state had 3.2 recordable non-fatal workplace injuries per 100 full-time-equivalent workers last year. The 2017 rate was 3.3 cases per 100 FTE’s.
The report estimated that approximately 71-thousand-600 workers in Minnesota claimed to have OSHA-recordable injuries or illnesses in 2018.
The most common sources of injury were floors, walkways and ground surfaces (19%); bodily motion of the injured worker (17%); and vehicles, including forklifts (10%).
The U-S Bureau of labor Statistics estimated a national total of 3.5 million injuries for 2018 – a rate of 3.1 cases per 100 full-time workers.