Top 10 Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2014 (1)
Rank Occupation Number Percent of total
1 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 55,710 6.1%
2 Laborers (nonconstruction) 55,370 6.0
3 Janitors and cleaners 39,290 4.3
4 Nursing assistants 39,020 4.3
5 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 27,660 3.0
6 General maintenance and repair workers 27,460 3.0
7 Registered nurses 26,830 2.9
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 25,250 2.8
9 Retail salespersons 23,500 2.6
10 Light truck and delivery service drivers 22,420 2.4
  Total, top 10 342,510 37.4%
  Total, all occupations 916,440 100.0%
(1) Nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days off from work for private industries; excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.