Worker Off-the-Job Safety

More than 9 out of 10 deaths and 85% of the medically consulted injuries suffered by workers in 2020 occurred off the job. While over 22 times the number of deaths occur off the job than on the job (22.8 to 1), nearly 6 times as many medically consulted injuries occur off the job (5.98 to 1).

Production time lost due to off-the-job injuries totaled about 465,000,000 days in 2020, compared to 70,000,000 days lost by workers injured on the job.

Production time lost in future years due to off-the-job injuries in 2020 will total an estimated 930,000,000 days, more than 16 times the 55,000,000 days lost in future years from on-the-job injuries in 2020.

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Source: National Safety Council estimates.