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Ergonomic Services: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Distribution of occupational injury and illness cases with days away from work in private industry by nature of injury or illness, 2001. Sprains and strains accounted for more than 669,889—or nearly 43.6% of all nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses.


Median days away from work due to occupational injuries or illnesses in private industry by nature of injury or illness, 2001. Among major disabling injuries and illnesses, median days away from work were highest for carpal tunnel syndrome.


Distribution of occupational injury and illness cases with days away from work in private industry by body part affected, 2001..The back was involved in nearly a fourth of all occupational injuries and illnesses. Conditions involving the upper and lower extremities each accounted for more than one-fifth of the cases.


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