OSHA Assistant Secretary Encouraged by Decreased Workplace Injury, Illness Rates

Private sector employers reported about 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, a decline of about 48,000 from 2014, despite an increase in total hours worked. The rate of cases recorded was 3.0 cases per 100 full-time workers – down from 3.2 in 2014.