Private industry employers in Texas reported 51,890 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 66.6 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2013, the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reported.
These are decreases from 53,290 cases and a rate of 70.1 in 2012. The Texas rate is below the national rate of 99.9, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Table A. Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away From Work, Private Industry, Texas 2012-2013
|Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work||53,290||51,890|
|Incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time employees||70.1||66.6|
|Median days away from work||7||8|
The median days away from work, a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses, for private sector employers in Texas was 8 in 2013.
Source: Texas DWC
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