Top 10 Private Industry Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2018 (1)

 

Rank Occupation Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (2) 68,470 7.6%
2 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 49,700 5.5
3 Janitors and cleaners 35,620 4.0
4 Nursing assistants 33,430 3.7
5 General maintenance and repair workers 29,370 3.3
6 Retail salespersons 26,760 3.0
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 25,570 2.8
8 Registered nurses 24,080 2.7
9 Light truck and delivery service drivers 22,480 2.5
10 Construction laborers 21,710 2.4
  Total, top 10 337,190 37.4%
  Total, all occupations 900,380 100.0%
(1) Nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days off from work for private industries; excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees. (2) Laborers and freight, stock and material movers. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.