Rapid retail hiring may have caused first static US workplace injury rate in years

Dive Brief:

  • 2018 marked the first year since 2012 in which the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private U.S. employers didn’t decline, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report published Nov. 7.
  • Private employers reported a total of 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year, which is unchanged from the previous year. But only one industry sector — retail trade — recorded a year-over-year increase in its injury and illness rate, BLS said. Strains, sprains and tears were the most common type of injury or illness experienced by retail trade workers.
  • Just over 900,300 of the 2.8 million recorded injuries and illnesses, about 32%, caused workers to miss…

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