Case and Demographic Data

The most serious nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases involve lost worktime. There were 19,490 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. This number was not statistically significantly changed from the number of cases in 2006. 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 seven days in 2007.

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.

Chart 1 shows the percent distribution of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by event or exposure in Missouri private industry in 2007. The two major events or exposures were "contact with object, equipment" accounting for 25.4 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work and "overexertion" accounting for 22.9 percent. These two events accounted for almost 50 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007.

The percent distribution of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by source of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2007 is presented in Chart 2. The two sources with the highest distribution were "floor, ground surfaces" accounting for 27.0 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work and "other" accounting for 15.5 percent.

Chart 3 presents the percent distribution of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by part of body affected in Missouri private industry in 2007. The part of body most affected was "trunk", accounting for 33.6 percent of the occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work. "Upper extremities" was the second most affected part of body, accounting for 25.0 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. "Lower extremities" accounted for 23.0 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. These three parts of body accounted for 81.6 percent of the occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007.

The percent distribution of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by nature of injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2007 is shown in Chart 4. The primary nature of injury or illness was "sprains, strains", which was the nature in 42.2 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. "Other" was the second most frequent nature, accounting for 13.3 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Chart 5 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer" had 1,530 injury and illness cases with days away from work in 2007. "Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand" had 1,440 injuries and illnesses with days away from work.

Occupations with the highest median days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007 are presented in Chart 6. "Marketing managers" had 75 median days away from work in 2007. "Athletes and sports competitors" had 25 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 2007 are presented in Chart 7. "Fires and explosions" had 33 median days away from work. "Fall to lower level" had 25 median days away from work.

Chart 8 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 2007. "Vehicles" had 14 median days away from work. "Floors, walkways, ground surfaces" had 12 median days away from work in 2007.

Chart 9 shows the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by part of body affected in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Neck" had 57 median days away from work. "Knee" had 16 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 2007 are shown in Chart 10. "Amputations" had 31 median days away from work. "Fractures" had 21 median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in 2007.

Chart 11 presents the median days away from work due to nonfatal occupational injury or illness by age of worker in Missouri private industry in 2007. Workers aged "65 and over" had 13 median days away from work. The age category "35 to 44" had 11 median days away from work in 2007.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by length of service in Missouri private industry in 2007 are presented in Chart 12. The length of service category "1 to 5 years" had 32.1 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2007. "More than 5 years" of service accounted for 31.8 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2007.

Chart 13 presents the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by age of worker in Missouri private industry in 2007. The age category "45 to 54" had 26.8 percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007. The age categories "35 to 44" and "25 to 34" each had 23.0 percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. If these three categories are combined, workers aged 25 to 54 years accounted for 72.8 percent of the occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work to all workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2007 are shown in Chart 14. "Transportation and material moving occupations" was the occupational group that accounted for 25.0 percent in 2007. "Service occupations" accounted for 17.5 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Chart 15 shows the number of occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for selected occupations in Missouri private industry in 2003-2007. The selected occupations were "truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer" (53-3032); "laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand" (53-7062); "nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants" (31-1012); "construction laborers" (47-2061); and "truck drivers, light or delivery services" (53-3033). The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work were statistically significantly decreased in 2007 from 2006 for "construction laborers" and "truck drivers, light or delivery services". The number was statistically significantly increased in 2007 over 2006 for "laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand".

Chart 16 shows the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2003 to 2007 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 2007 is shown in Chart 17. "Back" was the part of body affected in 44.7 percent of the MSD. "Shoulder" was affected in 17.7 percent of the MSD and "wrist" was affected in 12.7 percent of the MSD.

Chart 18 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders by nature of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Sprains, strains" accounted for 73.4 percent of the MSD. "Soreness, pain" accounted for 13.8 percent of the MSD.

The percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders by source of nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2007 is shown in Chart 19. "Containers" was the source of injury or illness in 30.1 percent of MSD. "Worker motion or position" was the source in 27.5 percent of MSD.

Chart 20 shows the percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders by event leading to nonfatal occupational injury or illness in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Overexertion" was the major event leading to MSD with 71.4 percent. "Repetitive motion" accounted for 17.0 percent of MSD.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to "White" workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2007 is shown in Chart 21. "Transportation and material moving occupations" was the occupation in 22.7 percent of the cases. "Production occupations" accounted for 16.7 percent and "service occupations" accounted for 16.2 percent.

Chart 22 shows the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to "Hispanic or Latino" workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Transportation and material moving occupations" accounted for 53.1 percent. "Service occupations" was the occupation in 22.4 percent of the cases and "production occupations" accounted for 14.3 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to "Black or African American" workers by occupation in Missouri private industry in 2007 is shown in Chart 23. "Transportation and material moving occupations" accounted for 30.6 percent. "Service occupations" accounted for 24.8 percent and "production occupations" accounted for 22.3 percent.

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to "American Indian or Alaskan Native" workers were divided between "construction and extraction occupations" (57.1 percent) and "sales and related occupations" (42.9 percent). The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to "Asian" workers by occupation was 100 percent "service occupations". The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for "Multi-race" workers was 100 percent "production occupations".

The case and demographic statistical data separates the private 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.

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 2007 for Missouri private industry. The worker characteristics presented are: gender; age; length of service with employer; and race or ethnic origin. There were 19,490 total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. This number was not statistically significantly changed from the number of cases in 2006. The data are separated into goods-producing and service-providing sectors. There were 5,900 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total goods-producing sector. The total goods-producing sector accounted for 30.3 percent of all the nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry. There were 13,590 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total service-providing sector. The total service-providing sector accounted for 69.7 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, the total goods-producing sector, and the total service-providing sector. There were 13,200 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work for "male" workers in private industry in Missouri in 2007. There were 6,200 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for "female" workers in private industry in 2007.

The age group "45 to 54" had 5,230 occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2007. The age group "16 to 19" had a statistically significant decrease in the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 (340) from 2006 (630). "White only" was the race or ethnic origin category with 11,640 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. The "Hispanic or Latino only" race or ethnic origin category had a statistically significant decrease in the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 (510 cases) from 2006 (680 cases). The "Asian only" race or ethnic origin category also had a statistically significant decrease in the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 (60 cases) from 2006 (300 cases).

The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector in 2007 for Missouri private industry are shown in Table 2. The worker characteristics are the same as the ones listed for Table 1. In 2007, "male" workers had 67.7 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry. "Male" workers accounted for 84.4 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total goods-producing sector and 60.6 percent in the total service-providing sector. The age group "45 to 54" had 26.8 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2007. The age groups "35 to 44" and "25 to 34" each had 23.0 percent. The percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by age of worker in Missouri private industry in 2007 are shown in Chart 13. The age group "45 to 54" accounted for 26.3 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in the total goods-producing sector. The age group "45 to 54" had 27.1 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in the total service-providing sector. The length of service with employer category "1 to 5 years" accounted for 32.1 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work for private industry. "More than 5 years" was the length of service with employer that accounted for 31.8 percent. The percent distributions by length of service in Missouri private industry in 2007 are shown in Chart 12. "More than 5 years" was the length of service that accounted for 34.4 percent of the total goods-producing sector. The category of length of service with 31.3 percent of the total service-providing sector was "1 to 5 years". "White only" was the race or ethnic origin category with the most injuries and illnesses accounting for 59.7 percent of the total cases in Missouri private industry in 2007. The race or ethnic origin were "not reported" in 30.4 percent of the cases in private industry. "White only" accounted for 69.8 percent of the cases in the total goods-producing sector and 55.3 percent of the cases in the total service-providing sector.

Table 3 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 2007. "Transportation and material moving occupations" had 4,870 (25.0 percent) of the total 19,490 nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in 2007. The total service-providing sectors accounted for 4,150 (85.2 percent) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in "transportation and material moving occupations". "Production occupations" had 3,060 (15.7 percent) of the total 19,490 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. The total goods-producing sector accounted for 2,320 (75.8 percent) of the cases in "production occupations".

Table 4 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 2007. "Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer" had 1,530 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007. "Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand" had 1,440 cases. (Chart 5 shows the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007.) The selected worker occupations that had statistically significant decreases in the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 from 2006 were "construction laborers" (47-2061); "truck drivers, light or delivery services" (53-3033); "carpenters" (47-2031); "automotive service technicians and mechanics" (49-3023); "cashiers" (41-2011); and "first-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers" (41-1011). The selected worker occupations that had statistically significantly more nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 than in 2006 were "laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand" (53-7062); "registered nurses" (29-1111); "janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners" (37-2011); "customer service representatives" (43-4051); "packaging and filling machine operators and tenders" (51-9111); "maintenance and repair workers, general" (49-9042); "drivers/sales workers" (53-3031); "service station attendants" (53-6031); "heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers" (49-9021); and "cleaners of vehicles and equipment" (53-7061).

The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector in 2007 for Missouri private industry are presented in Table 5. 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 8,230 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Trunk" was the part of body that had 6,540 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. "Floor, ground surfaces" was the source of injury and illness with 5,400 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2007. "Contact with object, equipment" was the event or exposure that had 4,940 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007. The selected natures that had statistically significantly lower numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "bruises, contusions" and "chemical burns". The nature that had a statistically significantly higher number of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 above 2006 was "heat burns". The selected parts of body that had statistically significantly fewer occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "eye"; "finger"; "lower extremities"; "ankle"; "toe"; "body systems"; and "multiple parts". The parts of body that had statistically significantly more occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 over 2006 were: "shoulder" and "wrist". The selected sources that had statistically significantly lower numbers of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "chemicals, chemical products"; "machinery"; "parts and materials"; and "health care patient". The sources that had statistically significantly higher numbers of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 above 2006 were: "person, injured or ill worker" and "worker motion or position". The selected events or exposures that had statistically significantly fewer occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 than in 2006 were "contact with object, equipment"; "struck against object"; "caught in object, equipment, material"; "fall to lower level"; "fall on same level"; "exposed to harmful substance"; "transportation accidents"; "highway accident"; "assault, violent act"; and "assault, violent act by animal". The only event or exposure that had statistically significantly more occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 than in 2006 was "repetitive motion".

Table 6 presents the percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector in Missouri private industry in 2007. The characteristics are the same as those for Table 5. The percent distributions are shown for private industry and for each goods-producing and service-providing major industry sector. "Sprains, strains" was the nature of injury, illness category accounting for 42.2 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for private industry, 31.7 percent for the total goods-producing sector, and 46.8 percent for the total service-providing sector. The percent distribution by nature of injury or illness is shown in Chart 4 for Missouri private industry in 2007. "Trunk" was the part of body affected accounting for 33.6 percent of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for private industry and 36.6 percent for the total service-providing sector in 2007. "Upper extremities" was the part of body affected accounting for 33.9 percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for the total goods-producing sector in 2007. The percent distribution by part of body affected for Missouri private industry in 2007 is shown in Chart 3. "Floor, ground surfaces" was the source of injury, illness in 27.7 percent of the cases for private industry, 20.3 percent of the cases for the total goods-producing sector, and 30.9 percent of the cases for the total service-providing sector in 2007. The percent distribution by source of injury or illness for private industry in Missouri in 2007 is shown in Chart 2. "Contact with object, equipment" was the event or exposure in 25.3 percent of private industry and 39.2 percent of the total goods-producing sector. "Overexertion" was the event or exposure in 25.8 percent of the total service-providing sector in 2007. The percent distribution by event or exposure is shown in Chart 1 for Missouri private industry in 2007.

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 7 for Missouri private industry in 2007. The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 5. 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 2007 was 101.0 per 10,000 full-time workers. The incidence rate for the total goods-producing sector was 132.1. The incidence rate for the total service-providing sector was 91.7. "Sprains, strains" was the nature of injury, illness with the largest incidence rate for Missouri private industry in 2007 at 42.7. "Trunk" was the part of body with the highest incidence rate for Missouri private industry in 2007 with an incidence rate of 33.9. "Floor, ground surfaces" was the source of injury, illness with the highest incidence rate for Missouri private industry at 28.0. The selected natures that had statistically significantly lower incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "bruises, contusions" and "chemical burns". The nature that had a statistically significantly higher incidence rate of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 above 2006 was "heat burns". The selected parts of body that had statistically significantly lower incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "eye"; "finger"; "lower extremities"; "ankle"; "toe"; "body systems"; and "multiple parts". The part of body that had a statistically significantly higher incidence rate of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 over 2006 was "shoulder". The selected sources that had statistically significantly lower incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 compared to 2006 were: "chemicals, chemical products"; "machinery"; and "parts and materials". The sources that had statistically significantly higher incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 above 2006 were: "person, injured or ill worker" and "worker motion or position". The selected events or exposures that had statistically significantly lower incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 than in 2006 were "contact with object, equipment"; "struck against object"; "caught in object, equipment, material"; "fall to lower level"; "fall on same level"; "exposed to harmful substance"; "transportation accidents"; "highway accident"; "assault, violent act"; and "assault, violent act by animal". The only event or exposure that had a statistically significantly higher incidence rate of occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2007 than in 2006 was "repetitive motion".

Table 8 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 2007 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 "31 days or more" accounted for 22.6 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 2007 were seven days. The median days away from work for "male" workers were eight days and for "female" workers were six days. The age group "65 and over" had 13 median days away from work. The median days away from work by age of worker is shown in Chart 11. The length of service with employer category "more than 5 years" had nine median days away from work in 2007. The race or ethnic origin category "American Indian or Alaskan Native only" had 15 median days away from work in 2007.

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 2007 are shown in Table 9. Median days away from work are also listed for each major occupational group. "Management occupations" had 36 median days away from work. The largest percent (54.7 percent) of cases in this occupational group had "31 days or more" away from work. "Business and financial operations 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 2007 are presented in Table 10. Median days away from work are also listed for each selected occupation. "Marketing managers" had 75 median days away from work. "Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer" had 22 median days away from work. Most (43.8 percent) of the cases in this occupation had "31 days or more" away from work.

Table 11 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 2007. The characteristics are the same as those described for Table 5. Median days away from work are also listed for each selected injury or illness characteristic. "Amputations" was the nature of injury, illness with 31 median days away from work. "Fractures" had 21 median days away from work in 2007. Median days away from work by nature are shown in Chart 10. "Neck" was the part of body affected with 57 median days away from work. "Knee" had 16 median days away from work. Chart 9 presents the median days away from work by part of body affected. "Vehicles" was the source of injury, illness with 14 median days away from work in 2007. "Floor, ground surfaces" was the source of injury, illness that had 12 median days away from work in 2007. Chart 8 shows the median days away from work by source of injury or illness. "Fires, explosions" was the event or exposure with 33 median days away from work in 2007. "Fall to lower level" was the event or exposure with 25 median days away from work in 2007. Median days away from work by event or exposure are plotted in Chart 7.

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 2007 are presented in Table 12. The median days away from work are listed for private industry and each major industry sector. Private industry had seven median days away from work. The total goods-producing sector had eight median days away from work. Construction had 14 median days away from work. Natural resources and mining had 11 median days away from work. The total service-providing sector had seven median days away from work. Information and other services, except public administration each had ten median days away from work. Trade, transportation, and utilities had eight median days away from work.

Table 13 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 2007. The time of event category "8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon" had 5,750 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 4,640 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. "Wednesday" was the day of the week with 4,080 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 2007 are shown in Table 14. The time of event category "8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon" accounted for 29.5 percent of private industry cases, 31.7 percent of total goods-producing cases, and 28.6 percent of total service-providing cases. The hours on the job before event occurred category that accounted for 23.8 percent of the private industry cases, 23.2 percent of the total goods-producing cases, and 24.1 percent of the total service-providing cases was "2 hours to less than 4 hours". "Wednesday" accounted for 20.9 percent of the occupational injury and illness cases for private industry, 22.7 percent for the total goods-producing sector, and 20.2 percent of the cases for the total service-providing sector.

Table 15 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 2007. The median days away from work are shown for each characteristic. The time of event category "not reported" had ten median days away from work. The category "4:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M." had nine median days away from work. The hours on the job before event occurred category "12 hours to less than 16 hours" had 20 median days away from work. "Thursday" was the day of week with ten median days away from work.

Table 16 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 2007. The selected parts of body are: "head"; "neck"; "trunk"; "upper extremities"; "lower extremities"; "body systems"; "multiple parts"; and "all other body parts". The selected occupations that had statistically significantly lower incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2007 from 2006 were: "installation, maintenance, and repair occupations" (49-0000); "food preparation and serving related occupations" (35-0000); "sales and related occupations" (41-0000); "office and administrative support occupations" (43-0000); "personal care and service occupations" (39-0000); and "business and financial operations occupations" (13-0000). The selected occupations that had statistically significantly higher incidence rates in 2007 over 2006 were: "transportation and material moving occupations" (53-0000); and "arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations" (27-0000).

Table 17 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 2007. The selected natures of injury or illness are: "sprains, strains, tears"; "fractures"; "cuts, lacerations, punctures"; "bruises, contusions"; "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 2007 are shown in Table 18. The selected sources of injury or illness are: "chemicals and chemical products"; "containers"; "furniture and fixtures"; "machinery"; "parts and materials"; "worker motion or position"; "floors, walkways, or ground surfaces"; "handtools"; "vehicles"; "health care patient"; and "all other sources".

Table 19 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 2007. The selected events or exposures are: "contact with objects or equipment"; "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 2007 are shown in Table 20. The selected worker characteristics are gender and age. The selected parts of body are the same as those listed for Table 16. "Male" workers had a statistically significantly lower incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in private industry in Missouri in 2007 than in 2006.

Table 21 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 2007. The selected worker characteristics are gender and age. The selected natures of injury or illness are the same as those listed for Table 17.

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 2007 are shown in Table 22. The selected worker characteristics are gender and age. The selected sources of injury or illness are the same as those listed for Table 18.

Table 23 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 2007. The selected worker characteristics are gender and age. The selected events or exposures are the same as those listed for Table 19.