According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, private industry employers in Texas reported 52,970 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 65.2 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2014. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) stated that this 2014 rate is a decrease from 66.6 in 2013 and that the Texas rate is below the national rate of 97.8. The median days away from work (a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses) was eight for private employers across the state in 2014, which was unchanged from 2013.
TDI also announced this week that its General Counsel, Sara Waitt, is retiring in December after 24 years with the agency.
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