January 5, 2015
CONTACT: Elena Bensor-Slyter
Public Information Officer
(801)530-6918 – Desk
(801)707-1108 – Cell
SALT LAKE CITY (January 5, 2015) - The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its 2013 nonfatal occupational injury and illness data which was obtained through the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The overall incident rate in Utah for public and private sectors combined decreased to 3.4 in 2013, down from 3.5 in 2012. Incident rates represent the number of injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers.
Two thousand four hundred and fifteen (2,415) private sector employers in Utah were surveyed for information concerning their average number of employees and hours worked, as well as details on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred during calendar year 2013.
Two hundred thirty (230) public sector employers in Utah were surveyed for information concerning their average number of employees and hours worked, as well as details on occupational injury and illnesses that occurred during calendar year 2013.
The survey was administered by the Utah Labor Commission, Statistics Department. The 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS 2007) was used to group company data by industry. Over 3,000 Utah employers are randomly selected for the survey each year.
Please refer to the accompanying table for more detail. There are additional tables and charts available upon request.
For additional information, or to request a copy of the report, contact: Edward Denning at (801) 530-6926, Denning_E@states.bls.gov, or Liz Carroll at (801) 530-6823, Carroll_L@states.bls.gov at the Utah Labor Commission Statistics Department.