Exposure to Harmful Substances

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

 

In 2017, exposure to harmful substances or environments resulted in 37,110 nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, and 531 fatalities. This category spans a wide variety of workplace exposure hazards, including:

  • Electricity
  • Radiation and noise
  • Temperature extremes
  • Air and water pressure change
  • Harmful substances
  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Traumatic or stressful events

This infographic provides an overview of the nonfatal trends involving days away from work, including nature of injury, part of body injured and industry. Explore the data details tab for information on fatal injuries, injury rates and historic trends.

See data details