The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is reporting a decrease in injuries requiring time away from work for 2013. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, private industry employers in Texas reported 51,890 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 66.6 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2013. These are decreases from 53,290 cases and a rate of 70.1 in 2012. The Texas rate is below the national rate of 99.9.
Read the full release from the Texas Department of Insurance here.