Top 10 Private Industry Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2019 (1)

 

Rank Occupation Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (2) 64,160 7.2%
2 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 47,990 5.4
3 Nursing assistants 27,590 3.1
4 Stockers and order fillers 27,390 3.1
5 Retail salespersons 24,870 2.8
6 Light truck drivers 23,070 2.6
7 General maintenance and repair workers 21,490 2.4
8 Registered nurses 20,150 2.3
9 Construction laborers 19,790 2.2
10 Janitors and cleaners 18,680 2.1
  Total, top 10 295,180 33.2%
  Total, all occupations 888,220 100.0%
(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.