The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses reported by industries that do work related to doors and windows in 2016 was higher than the national rate, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2016, private industry employers reported approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illness for a national rate of 2.9 cases for 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were down overall in 2016 from a year prior.

Metal window and door manufacturing reported 5.2 cases per 100 FTE workers in 2016. Of those cases. 1.2 per 100 led to a worker missing days on the job and 2.0 per 100 resulted in a job transfer or restriction.

Wood window and door manufacturing reported 4.8 cases per 100 FTE workers last year. Of those cases, 1.3 per 100 led to a worker missing days on the job and 1.1 per 100 resulted in a job transfer or restriction.

Glass and glazing contractors reported 3.7 cases per 100 FTE workers in the previous year. Of those cases, 1.5 per 100 resulted in the injured or ill worker missing workdays, and 0.9 per 100 resulted in a job transfer or restriction.

Unlaminated plastic profile shape manufacturing reported 3.5 cases per 100 FTE workers last year. Of those cases, 1.1 per 100 led to a worker missing days on the job and 0.8 per 100 resulted in a job transfer or restriction.

There were 892,270 occupational injuries and illnesses in 2016 that resulted in days away from work in private industry, essentially unchanged from the number reported for 2015. That rate of cases where a worker spent days away from work (DAFW) was 91.7 per 10,000 FTE workers in 2016.

According to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, nearly 48,500 fewer nonfatal incidents were reported in 2016 compared to 2015. This pattern of decline has occurred every year since 2004, except for in 2012 when the rate was unchanged from the previous year. Close to one-third of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses were of a more serious nature and resulted in days away from work.

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