More analysis of the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics workplace injury and illness data reveals that the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. has dropped in 2015 by the largest amount since 2009. The rate per 100 equivalent full-time workers dropped to 3.0 in 2015 from 3.2 in 2014. The last time the rate dropped by more than 0.1 was in 2009, when it dropped from 3.9 the previous year to 3.6. There were about 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2015, nearly 48,000 fewer than the year before. Washington D.C. and Louisiana again have the lowest rates of injury in the nation.
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Download the BLS data and charts here: BLS Employer Reported Workplace Injuries-2015