TEXAS Third Year Decrease in Private Industry and Illnesses Stats

Private industry employers in Texas reported a total of 60,240 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving Days Away from Work (DAFW) for year 2009, representing a 6.9% decrease from 64,700 cases in year 2008. This rate is4% lower than the 84.6 rate in 2008 and also lower than the national rate of 117.
Median days away from work — a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses – for Texas in 2009 was 8, the same as median days away from work reported nationally. (WCxKit)
In 2009 the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation (TDI-DWC) reported 213,507 total cases of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, TDI-DWC now is able to report the circumstances of these injuries and illnesses involving DAFW, including the characteristics of the employees involved.
 Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics
In cooperation with the BLS, TDI-DWC collects survey data to assist employers, safety professionals, and policy makers in identifying occupational safety and health issues in the state. Visit the TDI website at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/safety/sis/index.html to view specific data and learn about TDI's safety and health services designed to promote safe and healthy workplaces. (WCxKit)
More in-depth injury and illness analysis is planned for release in January 2011. Contact TDI at 512-804-4651 for additional Texas fatal and nonfatal occupational injury and illness data.

Source: Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation News Release, December 27, 2010, with permission.

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