Ohio’s Latest Injuries and Illness Report Now Available

Ohio’s 2018 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report is now available. The report shows the number of cases involving days away from work in the private sector decreased 5% compared to the previous year. Sprains, strains, tears comprised more than 35% of reported injuries, followed by fractures (11.7%), cuts and lacerations (9%), and bruises and contusions (8.8%).

The rate of workplace injuries and illnesses for Ohio continues to be lower than the national average. Manufacturing reported a slight increase in the rate of injuries and illnesses, up from 3.1 to 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers — but that’s still less than the U.S. rate for manufacturing (3.4).

Overall in Ohio, agriculture — at 8.2 — had the highest total recordable case rate per 100 full-time workers. 2/18/2020