Top 10 Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2015 (1)

 

Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 59,010 6.5%
2 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 49,260 5.5
3 Janitors and cleaners 42,740 4.7
4 Nursing assistants 37,370 4.1
5 General maintenance and repair workers 30,020 3.3
6 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 29,670 3.3
7 Retail salespersons 27,840 3.1
8 Registered nurses 21,420 2.4
9 Light truck and delivery service drivers 24,780 2.7
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 21,420 2.4
  Total, top 10 343,530 38.1%
  Total, all occupations 902,160 100.0%
(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.