Top 10 Private Industry Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2020 (1)

 

Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Nursing assistants 96,480 8.2%
2 Registered nurses 78,740 6.7
3 Laborers (2) 64,930 5.5
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer  43,500 3.7
5 Stockers and order fillers 31,280 2.7
6 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 29,230 2.5
7 Retail salespersons 28,110 2.4
8 Personal care aides 27,750 2.4
9 Production workers, all other 26,850 2.3
10 General maintenance and repair workers 23,400 2.0
  Total top 10 450,270 38.3%
  Total all occupations 1,176,300 100.0%
(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.