2008 Case and Demographic Data

The most serious nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases involve lost worktime.  There were 15,520 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  This number statistically significantly declined from the 19,490 cases in 2007.  One measure of the severity of lost worktime cases is the percent distribution.  A second measure of the severity of lost worktime cases is the median number of lost workdays.  The median days away from work designates the point at which half the cases involved more days and half the cases involved fewer days.  The median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in Missouri private industry were six days in 2008.

Demographic information provides details of characteristics of the injured or ill worker.  This information includes occupation, gender, age of worker, occupational group, length of service with employer at the time of the incident, and race or ethnic origin.  Four case characteristics are used to describe each nonfatal occupational injury or illness.  The nature of the injury or illness identifies the principal characteristics, or physical effects, of the injury or illness.  The part of body affected is identified for the involved worker.  The source of injury or illness identifies the object, substance, bodily motion, or exposure that directly produced or inflicted the injury or illness.  The event or exposure describes the manner in which the injury or illness was produced or inflicted by the source of the injury or illness.

Case and Demographic Charts

Chart 1 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Construction laborers” had 650 injury and illness cases with days away from work in 2008.  “Maids and housekeeping cleaners” had 640 injuries and illnesses with days away from work.  “Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand” had 620 injuries and illnesses with days away from work.

Chart 2 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008.  “Security guards” had 140 injury and illness cases with days away from work in 2008.  “Correctional officers and jailers” and “police and sheriff’s patrol officers” each had 40 injuries and illnesses with days away from work.

Chart 3 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Elementary school teachers, except special education” had 220 injury and illness cases with days away from work in 2008.  “Fire fighters” had 180 injuries and illnesses with days away from work.

Occupations with the highest median days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008 are presented in Chart 4.  “First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers” had 33 median days away from work in 2008.  “Athletes and sports competitors” had 30 median days away from work.

Occupations with the highest median days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008 are presented in Chart 5.  “Police and sheriff’s patrol officers” had 33 median days away from work in 2008.  “Security guards” had 16 median days away from work.

Occupations with the highest median days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008 are presented in Chart 6.  “Registered nurses” had 23 median days away from work in 2008.  “Police and sheriff’s patrol officers” had 22 median days away from work.

Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by event or exposure in Missouri private industry in 2008 are presented in Chart 7.  “Fall to lower level” had 12 median days away from work.  “Assaults by animal” had 9 median days away from work.

Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by event or exposure in Missouri local government in 2008 are presented in Chart 8.  “Assaults and violent acts by person” had 23 median days away from work.  “Repetitive motion” and “struck against object” each had 14 median days away from work.

Chart 9 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by source of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Chemicals and chemical products” had 18 median days away from work.  “Parts and materials” had 13 median days away from work in 2008.

Chart 10 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by source of injury or illness in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Containers” had 26 median days away from work.  “Tools, instruments, and equipment” had 16 median days away from work in 2008.

Chart 11 shows the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by part of body affected in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Knee” had 17 median days away from work.  “Shoulder” had 14 median days away from work.

Chart 12 shows the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by part of body affected in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Foot, except toe” and “back” each had 19 median days away from work.  “Arm” had 14 median days away from work.

Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses by nature of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Chart 13.  “Amputations” had 30 median days away from work.  “Punctures, except bites” had 29 median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in 2008.

Median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses by nature of injury or illness in Missouri local government in 2008 are shown in Chart 14.  “Fractures” had 14 median days away from work.  “Multiple injuries”, “bruises, contusions”, and “cuts, lacerations” each had 6 median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in 2008.

Chart 15 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by age of worker in Missouri private industry in 2008.  Workers aged “35 to 44” had 10 median days away from work.  The age category “45 to 54” had 9 median days away from work in 2008.

Chart 16 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by age of worker in Missouri State government in 2008.  Workers aged “35 to 44” had 16 median days away from work.  The age category “25 to 34” had 10 median days away from work in 2008.

Chart 17 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by age of worker in Missouri local government in 2008.  Workers aged “45 to 54” had 18 median days away from work.  The age category “55 to 64” had 10 median days away from work in 2008.

Chart 18 presents the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by age of worker in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The age category “35 to 44” had the largest share, 25.6 percent, of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008.  The age category “45 to 54” had 22.9 percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses.  The age category “25 to 34” had 22.8 percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses.  If these three categories are combined, workers aged 25 to 54 years accounted for 71.3 percent of the occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work to all workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Chart 19.  “Service occupations” was the occupational group that accounted for the largest share, 23.9 percent, in 2008.  “Production occupations” accounted for 15.3 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work to all workers by occupation in Missouri State government in 2008 are shown in Chart 20.  “Service occupations” was the occupational group that accounted for the largest share, 59.1 percent, in 2008.  “Professional and related occupations” accounted for 15.9 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work to all workers by occupation in Missouri local government in 2008 are shown in Chart 21.  “Service occupations” was the occupational group that accounted for the largest share, 42.0 percent, in 2008.  “Professional and related occupations” accounted for 26.1 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “White” workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2008 is shown in Chart 22.  “Service occupations” was the occupation with the largest share,18.7 percent, of the cases.  “Construction and extraction occupations” accounted for 17.2 percent and “production occupations” accounted for 15.7 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “White” workers by occupation in Missouri State government in 2008 is shown in Chart 23.  “Service occupations” was the occupation with the largest share, 58.3 percent, of the cases.  “Professional and related occupations” accounted for 41.7 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “White” workers by occupation in Missouri local government in 2008 is shown in Chart 24.  “Service occupations” was the occupation with the largest share, 39.8 percent, of the cases.  “Professional and related occupations” accounted for 28.9 percent.

Chart 25 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Hispanic or Latino” workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Production occupations” accounted for the largest share, 31.6 percent.  “Service occupations” had 26.3 percent of the cases.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Hispanic or Latino” workers by occupation was zero percent in all occupations for State government and local government in Missouri in 2008.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Black or African American” workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2008 is shown in Chart 26.  “Service occupations” accounted for the largest share, 31.4 percent.  “Production occupations” accounted for 25.6 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Black or African American” workers by occupation in Missouri State government in 2008 was 100.0 percent in “service occupations”. 

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Black or African American” workers by occupation in Missouri local government in 2008 is shown in Chart 27. “Transportation and material moving occupations” accounted for the largest share, 57.1 percent.  “Service occupations” accounted for 42.9 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Asian” workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2008 is shown in Chart 28.  “Service occupations” accounted for the largest share, 93.1 percent.  “Production occupations” accounted for 6.9 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Asian” workers by occupation was zero percent in all occupations for State government and local government in Missouri in 2008.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “American Indian or Alaska Native” workers was 100 percent in “construction and extraction occupations” in Missouri private industry in 2008.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “American Indian or Alaska Native” workers by occupation was zero percent in all occupations in Missouri State government and local government in 2008. 

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander” workers by occupation in Missouri in 2008 was zero percent in all occupations for private industry, State government, and local government.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Multi-race” workers by occupation in Missouri in 2008 was zero percent in all occupations for private industry, State government, and local government.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to “Hispanic and other” workers by occupation in Missouri in 2008 was zero percent in all occupations for private industry, State government, and local government.

Chart 29 shows the number of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for selected occupations in Missouri private industry in 2003-2008.  The selected occupations were: “construction laborers” (47-2061); “maids and housekeeping cleaners” (37-2012); “laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand” (53-7062); “nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants” (31-1012); and “food preparation workers” (35-2021). 

Chart 30 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2003 to 2008 in Missouri private industry.  The numbers of injuries and illnesses are separated into goods-producing industries and service-providing industries for each of the years.

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by part of body affected in Missouri private industry in 2008 is shown in Chart 31.  “Back” was the part of body affected in the largest share, 43.1 percent, of the MSD.  “Shoulder” was affected in 20.8 percent of the MSD.

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by part of body affected in Missouri State government in 2008 is shown in Chart 32.  “Wrist” was the part of body affected in the largest share, 60.0 percent, of the MSD.  “Knee” was affected in 40.0 percent of the MSD.

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by part of body affected in Missouri local government in 2008 is shown in Chart 33.  “Back” was the part of body affected in the largest share, 50.9 percent, of the MSD.  “Shoulder” was affected in 21.1 percent of the MSD.

Chart 34 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by nature of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Sprains, strains” accounted for the largest share, 64.4 percent, of the MSD.  “Soreness, pain” accounted for 21.5 percent of the MSD. 

“Sprains, strains” accounted for 100.0 percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by nature of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri State government in 2008. 

Chart 35 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by nature of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Sprains, strains” accounted for the largest share, 76.3 percent, of the MSD.  “Soreness, pain” accounted for 23.7 percent of the MSD. 

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by source of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008 is shown in Chart 36.  “Worker motion or position” was the source in the largest share, 33.3 percent, of MSD.  “Containers” was the source of injury or illness in 25.8 percent of MSD.

“Worker motion or position” accounted for 100.0 percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by source of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri State government in 2008.

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by source of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri local government in 2008 is shown in Chart 37.  “All other” was the source in the largest share, 40.3 percent, of MSD.  “Parts and materials” was the source of injury or illness in 21.0 percent of MSD.  “Worker motion or position” was the source of injury or illness in 19.4 percent of MSD. 

Chart 38 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by event leading to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Overexertion” was the major event leading to MSD accounting for the largest share, 66.0 percent, of the cases.  “Repetitive motion” accounted for 19.0 percent of MSD.

Chart 39 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by event leading to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri State government in 2008.  “Overexertion” was the major event leading to MSD with the largest share, 44.4 percent, of the cases.  “Repetitive motion” accounted for 33.3 percent of MSD.

Chart 40 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by event leading to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Overexertion” was the major event leading to MSD with the largest share, 80.0 percent, of the cases.  “All other” accounted for 15.4 percent of MSD.

Case and Demographic Tables

The case and demographic statistical data separates the industries into goods-producing and service-providing.  The goods-producing major industry sectors are: natural resources and mining; construction; and manufacturing.  The service-providing major industry sectors are: trade, transportation and utilities; information; financial activities; professional and business services; education and health services; leisure and hospitality; and other services.  Public administration is included in service-providing industries for State and local government.

Table 1 presents the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri private industry.  The worker characteristics presented are: gender; age; length of service with employer; and race or ethnic origin.  There were 15,520 total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  This number was statistically significantly reduced from the number of cases in 2007.  The data are separated into goods-producing and service-providing sectors.  There were 5,150 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total goods-producing sector.  The total goods-producing sector accounted for 33.2 percent of all the nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry.  There were 10,370 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total service-providing sector.  The total service-providing sector accounted for 66.8 percent of all the nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry.  The number of injuries and illnesses were higher for “male” workers than for “female” workers in private industry and the total goods-producing sector. There were 9,310 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work for “male” workers in private industry in Missouri in 2008.  There were 6,150 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for “female” workers in private industry in 2008.  The age group “35 to 44” had 3,970 occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2008.  The length of service with employer category “1 to 5 years” had 5,380 occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  “White only” was the race or ethnic origin category with 9,540 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.

Table 2 presents the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri State government.  The worker characteristics are the same as those listed for Table 1.  There were 500 total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008.  There were 470 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total service-providing sector.  The total service-providing sector accounted for 94.0 percent of all the nonfatal injuries and illnesses in State government.  There were 240 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the length of service category “more than 5 years”.

Table 3 presents the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri local government.  The worker characteristics are the same as those listed for Table 1.  There were 1,900 total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.  There were 1,560 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total service-providing sector.  The total service-providing sector accounted for 82.1 percent of all the nonfatal injuries and illnesses in local government.  There were 710 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the age category “45 to 54”.  There were 1,240 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the length of service with employer category “more than 5 years”.  There were 1,300 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the “white only” race or ethnic origin category.

Table 4 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and major industry sector in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The total service-providing sectors accounted for 10,370 (66.8 percent) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in total private industry.  “Production occupations” had 2,380 (15.3 percent) of the total 15,520 nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in 2008.  “Construction and extraction occupations” had 2,060 (13.3 percent) of the total 15,520 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. 

Table 5 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and major industry sector in Missouri State government in 2008.  The total service-providing sectors accounted for 470 (94.0 percent) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri State government.  “Protective service occupations” had 220 (44.0 percent) of the total State government nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in 2008.  All “protective service occupations” cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.

Table 6 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and major industry sector in Missouri local government in 2008.  The total service-providing sectors accounted for 1,560 (82.1 percent) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri local government.  “Education, training, and library occupations” had 330 (17.4 percent) of the total local government nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in 2008.  All “education, training, and library occupations” cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors and the education and health services major industry sector.

Table 7 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupations and major industry sector in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Construction laborers” had 650 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008.  Most (620, 95.4 percent) of these cases occurred in the total goods-producing sectors.  “Maids and housekeeping cleaners” had 640 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work.  Most (630, 98.4 percent) of these cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.  (Chart 1 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.)

Table 8 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupations and major industry sector in Missouri State government in 2008.  “Security guards” had 140 (28.0 percent of the total) nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008.  All of these cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.  “Correctional officers and jailers” and “police and sheriff’s patrol officers” each had 40 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work.  All of these cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.  (Chart 2 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008.)

Table 9 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupations and major industry sector in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Elementary school teachers, except special education” had 220 (11.6 percent of the total) nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008.  All of these cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.  “Firefighters” had 180 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work.  All of these cases occurred in the total service-providing sectors.  (Chart 3 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.)

The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri private industry are presented in Table 10.  The characteristics reported are: nature of injury, illness; part of body affected; source of injury, illness; and event or exposure.  Numbers for these characteristics are presented for private industry and each goods-producing and service-providing major industry sector.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with 4,710 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Trunk” was the part of body that had 4,470 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  “Floor, ground surfaces” was the source of injury and illness with 3,720 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2008.  “Contact with object, equipment” was the event or exposure that had 4,440 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008. 

The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri State government are presented in Table 11.  The characteristics reported are the same as those listed for Table 10.  Numbers for these characteristics are presented for state government and each service-providing major industry sector.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with 120 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008.  “Upper extremities” was the part of body that had 120 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008.  “Person, other than worker” was the source of injury and illness with 150 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in State government in 2008.  “Assault, violent act / by person” was the event or exposure that had 140 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008. 

The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector in 2008 for Missouri local government are presented in Table 12.  The characteristics reported are the same as those listed for Table 10.  Numbers for these characteristics are presented for local government and each service-providing major industry sector.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with 750 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Trunk” was the part of body that had 710 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.  “Floor, ground surfaces” was the source of injury and illness with 630 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in local government in 2008.  “Overexertion” was the event or exposure that had 520 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008. 

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and major industry sector are shown in Table 13 for Missouri private industry in 2008.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 10.  Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 20,000,000 where
N                  = number of injuries and illnesses
EH                = total hours worked by all employees during calendar year
20,000,000   = base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40
hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

The incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for Missouri private industry in 2008 was 79.5 per 10,000 full-time workers.  This was statistically significantly reduced from the 2007 rate of 101.0.  The incidence rate for the total goods-producing sector was 120.3.  This was also a statistically significant reduction from the 2007 rate of 132.1.  The incidence rate for the total service-providing sector was 68.1, which was a statistically significant reduction from the 2007 rate of 91.7.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with the largest incidence rate for Missouri private industry in 2008 at 24.1.  “Trunk” was the part of body with the highest incidence rate for Missouri private industry in 2008 with an incidence rate of 22.9.  “Floor, ground surfaces” was the source of injury, illness with the highest incidence rate for Missouri private industry at 19.1.  “Contact with object, equipment” was the event or exposure with the highest incidence rate for Missouri private industry at 22.8.

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and major industry sector are shown in Table 14 for Missouri State government in 2008.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 10.  Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as described for Table 13.  The incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for Missouri State government in 2008 was 49.8 per 10,000 full-time workers.  The incidence rate for the total service-providing sector was 48.6.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with the largest incidence rate for Missouri State government in 2008 at 12.3.  “Upper extremities” was the part of body with the highest incidence rate for Missouri State government in 2008 with an incidence rate of 11.6.  “Person, other than worker” was the source of injury, illness with the highest incidence rate for Missouri State government at 15.2.  “Assault, violent act/by person” was the event or exposure with the highest incidence rate for Missouri State government at 13.6.

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and major industry sector are shown in Table 15 for Missouri local government in 2008.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 10.  Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as described for Table 13.  The incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for Missouri local government in 2008 was 85.0 per 10,000 full-time workers.  The incidence rate for the total service-providing sector was 71.5.  “Sprains, strains” was the nature of injury, illness with the largest incidence rate for Missouri local government in 2008 at 33.6.  “Trunk” was the part of body with the highest incidence rate for Missouri local government in 2008 with an incidence rate of 31.7.  “Floor, ground surfaces” was the source of injury, illness with the highest incidence rate for Missouri local government at 28.2.  “Overexertion” was the event or exposure with the highest incidence rate for Missouri local government at 23.3.

Table 16 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and number of days away from work in 2008 in Missouri private industry.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 1.  The categories for number of days away from work are: 1 day; 2 days; 3 to 5 days; 6 to 10 days; 11 to 20 days; 21 to 30 days; and 31 days or more.  The category “3 to 5 days” accounted for the largest share, 20.2 percent, of the total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The median days away from work are also listed for each characteristic.  The median days away from work for Missouri private industry in 2008 were six days.  The median days away from work for “male” workers were eight days and for “female” workers were four days.  The age group “35 to 44” had ten median days away from work.  The median days away from work by age of worker is shown in Chart 15.  The length of service with employer categories “1 to 5 years” and “more than 5 years” each had eight median days away from work in 2008.  The race or ethnic origin category “Asian only” had six median days away from work in 2008.

Table 17 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and number of days away from work in 2008 in Missouri State government.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 1.  The categories for number of days away from work are: 1 day; 2 days; 3 to 5 days; 6 to 10 days; 11 to 20 days; 21 to 30 days; and 31 days or more.  The category “1 day” accounted for the largest share, 32.0 percent, of the total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The median days away from work are also listed for each characteristic.  The median days away from work for Missouri State government in 2008 were seven days.  The median days away from work for “male” workers and “female” workers were each eight days.  The age group “35 to 44” had 16 median days away from work.  The median days away from work by age of worker is shown in Chart 16.  The length of service with employer category “3 to 11 months” had 47 median days away from work in 2008.  The race or ethnic origin category “Black only” had 14 median days away from work in 2008.

Table 18 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and number of days away from work in 2008 in Missouri local government.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 1.  The categories for number of days away from work are: 1 day; 2 days; 3 to 5 days; 6 to 10 days; 11 to 20 days; 21 to 30 days; and 31 days or more.  The category “11 to 20 days” accounted for the largest share, 20.0 percent, of the total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The median days away from work are also listed for each characteristic.  The median days away from work for Missouri local government in 2008 were eight days.  The median days away from work for “male” workers were 16 days and for “female” workers were six days.  The age group “45 to 54” had 18 median days away from work.  The median days away from work by age of worker is shown in Chart 17.  The length of service with employer category “1 to 5 years” had 14 median days away from work in 2008.  The race or ethnic origin category “Black only” had seven median days away from work in 2008.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and number of days away from work for Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Table 19.  Median days away from work are also listed for each major occupational group.  “Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations” had 38 median days away from work.  The largest percent (50.0 percent) of cases in this occupational group had “31 days or more” away from work.  “Architecture and engineering occupations”; “personal care and service occupations”; and “construction and extraction occupations” each had 14 median days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and number of days away from work for Missouri State government in 2008 are shown in Table 20.  Median days away from work are also listed for each major occupational group.  “Protective service occupations” had 15 median days away from work.  The largest percent (45.5 percent) of cases in this occupational group had “31 days or more” away from work.  “Office and administrative support occupations” had nine median days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major occupational group and number of days away from work for Missouri local government in 2008 are shown in Table 21.  Median days away from work are also listed for each major occupational group.  “Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations” had 26 median days away from work.  The largest percent (36.7 percent) of cases in this occupational group had “31 days or more” away from work.  “Protective service occupations” had 19 median days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected occupations and number of days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008 are presented in Table 22.  Median days away from work are also listed for each selected occupation.  “Food preparation workers” had 19 median days away from work.  The largest percentage (81.8 percent) of cases in this occupational group had “11 to 20 days” away from work.  “Electricians” had 16 median days away from work.  Most (50.0 percent) of the cases in this occupation had “11 to 20 days” away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected occupations and number of days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008 are presented in Table 23.  Median days away from work are also listed for each selected occupation.  “Police and sheriff’s patrol officers” had 33 median days away from work.  The largest percentage (50.0 percent) of cases in this occupational group had “31 days or more” away from work.  “Security guards” had 16 median days away from work.  Most (50.0 percent) of the cases in this occupation had “31 days or more” away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected occupations and number of days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008 are presented in Table 24.  Median days away from work are also listed for each selected occupation.  “Registered nurses” had 23 median days away from work.  “Police and sheriff’s patrol officers” had 22 median days away from work.  Most (62.5 percent) of the cases in this occupation had “21 to 30 days” away from work.

Table 25 presents the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and number of days away from work for Missouri private industry in 2008.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 10.  Median days away from work are also listed for each selected injury or illness characteristic.  “Amputations” was the nature of injury, illness with 30 median days away from work.  “Punctures” had 29 median days away from work in 2008.  Median days away from work by nature are shown in Chart 13.  “Knee” was the part of body affected with 17 median days away from work.  “Shoulder” had 14 median days away from work.  Chart 11 presents the median days away from work by part of body affected.  “Chemicals, chemicals products” was the source of injury, illness with 18 median days away from work in 2008.  “Parts and materials” was the source of injury, illness that had 13 median days away from work in 2008.  Chart 9 shows the median days away from work by source of injury or illness.  “Fall to lower level” was the event or exposure with 12 median days away from work in 2008.  “Assault, violent act by animal” was the event or exposure with nine median days away from work in 2008.  Median days away from work by event or exposure are plotted in Chart 7.

Table 26 presents the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and number of days away from work for Missouri local government in 2008.  The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 10.  Median days away from work are also listed for each selected injury or illness characteristic.  “Fractures” was the nature of injury, illness that had 14 median days away from work.  “Bruises, contusions”; “cuts, lacerations”; and “multiple traumatic injuries” each had six median days away from work in 2008.  Median days away from work by nature for Missouri local government in 2008 are shown in Chart 14.  “Back” and “foot, except toe” were the parts of body affected that each had 19 median days away from work.  “Upper extremities/arm” had 14 median days away from work.  Chart 12 presents the median days away from work by part of body affected for Missouri local government in 2008.  “Containers” was the source of injury, illness with 26 median days away from work in 2008.  “Tools, instruments, and equipment” was the source of injury, illness that had 16 median days away from work in 2008.  Chart 10 shows the median days away from work by source of injury or illness for Missouri local government in 2008.  “Assault, violent act/by person” was the event or exposure with 23 median days away from work in 2008.  “Contact with object equipment/struck against object” and “repetitive motion” were the events or exposures that each had 14 median days away from work in 2008.  Median days away from work by event or exposure for Missouri local government in 2008 are plotted in Chart 8.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major industry sector and number of days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008 are presented in Table 27.  The median days away from work are listed for private industry and each major industry sector.  Private industry had six median days away from work.  The total goods-producing sector had nine median days away from work.  Construction had 12 median days away from work.  Manufacturing had eight median days away from work.  The total service-providing sector had six median days away from work.  Leisure and hospitality had 15 median days away from work.  Financial activities had 13 median days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major industry sector and number of days away from work in Missouri State government in 2008 are presented in Table 28.  The median days away from work are listed for State government and service-providing major industry sectors.  State government had seven median days away from work.  The total service-providing sector had seven median days away from work.  Public administration had eight median days away from work. 

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by major industry sector and number of days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008 are presented in Table 29.  The median days away from work are listed for local government and each service-providing major industry sector.  Local government had eight median days away from work.  The total service-providing sector had eight median days away from work.  Trade, transportation, and utilities had 11 median days away from work.  Education and health services had six median days away from work.

Table 30 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri private industry in 2008.  The time of event category “8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon” had 4,260 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The hours on the job before event occurred categories “2 hours to less than 4 hours” and “4 hours to less than 6 hours” each had 3,100 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  “Tuesday” was the day of the week with 3,070 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Table 31 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri State government in 2008.  The time of event category “8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon” had 200 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The hours on the job before event occurred category “2 hours to less than 4 hours” had 120 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  “Thursday” was the day of the week with 110 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Table 32 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri local government in 2008.  The time of event category “12:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.” had 700 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  The hours on the job before event occurred category “4 hours to less than 6 hours” had 450 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  “Monday” was the day of the week with 480 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Table 33.  The time of event category “8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon” accounted for 27.4 percent of private industry cases, 31.1 percent of total goods-producing cases, and 25.6 percent of total service-providing cases.  The hours on the job before event occurred categories that each accounted for 20.0 percent of the private industry cases were “2 hours to less than 4 hours” and “4 hours to less than 6 hours”.  The hours on the job before even occurred category that accounted for 20.2 percent of the total goods-producing cases was “2 hours to less than 4 hours”.  The hours on the job before event occurred category that accounted for 22.3 percent of the service-providing cases was “4 hours to less than 6 hours”. “Tuesday” accounted for 19.8 percent of the occupational injury and illness cases for private industry and 19.6 percent of the cases for the total service-providing sector.  “Monday” accounted for 21.6 percent of the cases for the total goods-producing sector.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri State government in 2008 are shown in Table 34.  The time of event category “8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon” accounted for 40.0 percent of State government cases and 40.4 percent of total service-providing cases.  The hours on the job before event occurred category that accounted for 24.0 percent of the State government cases and 23.4 percent of total service-providing cases was “2 hours to less than 4 hours”. “Thursday” accounted for 22.0 percent of the occupational injury and illness cases for State government.  “Monday” and “Thursday” each accounted for 21.3 percent of the cases for the total service-providing sector.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and major industry sector for Missouri local government in 2008 are shown in Table 35.  The time of event category “12:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.” accounted for 36.8 percent of local government cases and 28.8 percent of total service-providing cases.  The hours on the job before event occurred category that accounted for 23.7 percent of the local government cases was “4 hours to less than 6 hours”.   The hours on the job before event occurred category that accounted for 16.7 percent of the total service-providing cases was “2 hours to less than 4 hours”. “Monday” accounted for 25.3 percent of the occupational injury and illness cases for local government.  “Monday” and “Tuesday” each accounted for 22.4 percent of the cases for the total service-providing sector.

Table 36 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and number of days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The median days away from work are shown for each characteristic.  The time of event category “4:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.” had eight median days away from work.  The hours on the job before event occurred category “12 hours to less than 16 hours” had 15 median days away from work.  “Wednesday” was the day of week with eight median days away from work.

Table 37 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, and day of week and number of days away from work in Missouri local government in 2008.  The median days away from work are shown for each characteristic.  The time of event category “8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon” had 14 median days away from work.  The hours on the job before event occurred category “Less than 1 hour” had 23 median days away from work.  “Friday” was the day of week with 26 median days away from work.

Table 38 shows the incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and selected parts of body in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The selected parts of body are: “head”; “neck”; “trunk”; “upper extremities”; “lower extremities”; “body systems”; “multiple parts”; and “all other body parts”. 

Table 39 presents the incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and selected natures of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The selected natures of injury or illness are: “sprains, strains”; “fractures”; “cuts, lacerations, punctures”; “bruises”; “heat burns”; “chemical burns”; “amputations”; “carpal tunnel syndrome”; “tendonitis”; “multiple injuries”; “soreness, pain”; and “all other natures”.

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and selected sources of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Table 40.  The selected sources of injury or illness are: “chemicals and chemical products”; “containers”; “furniture and fixtures”;  “machinery”; “parts and materials”; “person, other than worker”; “health care patient”; “person, injured or ill worker”; “worker motion or position”; “floors, walkways, or ground surfaces”; “handtools”; “vehicles”; and “all other sources”.

Table 41 presents the incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The selected events or exposures are: “contact with objects”; “fall to lower level”; “fall on same level”; “slips or trips without fall”; “overexertion”; “repetitive motion”; “exposure to harmful substance or environment”; “transportation accidents”; “fires and explosions”; “assaults and violent acts”; and “all other events”.

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational group, and selected parts of body in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Table 42.  The selected worker characteristics are gender and age.  The selected parts of body are the same as those listed for Table 38.

Table 43 shows the incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational group, and selected natures of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The selected worker characteristics are gender and age.  The selected natures of injury or illness are the same as those listed for Table 39.

The incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational group, and selected sources of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Table 44.  The selected worker characteristics are gender and age.  The selected sources of injury or illness are the same as those listed for Table 40.

Table 45 presents the incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational group, and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.

The selected worker characteristics are gender and age.  The selected events or exposures are the same as those listed for Table 41.