Overexertion and Bodily Reaction

Detailed nonfatal data for 2021 are not currently available.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is transitioning from an annual to a biennial (every two years) publication schedule.  The final publication of a single year of cases involving days away from work estimates is for reference year 2020. In the fall of 2023, BLS will publish detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for both Days Away from Work (DAFW) and for Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR) cases.

Use this interactive chart to explore overexertion and bodily reaction trends. Injury demographics show that in 2020, 39% of nonfatal injuries happened to females, and the number of nonfatal injuries peaked among 45- to 54-year-old workers. The transportation and warehousing industry experienced the highest nonfatal injury rate. Fatalities are very rare, totaling eight in 2021. Use the filters to explore injury trends by industry, occupation, part of body injured, and nature or type of injury.

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