TOP TEN OCCUPATIONS WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INJURIES AND ILLNESSES, 2008 (1)
Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 79,590 7.4%
2 Truckdrivers, heavy  57,700 5.4
3 Nursing aides, orderlies 44,610 4.1
4 Construction laborers 31,310 2.9
5 Retail salespersons 28,900 2.7
6 Janitors and cleaners 28,110 2.6
7 Truckdrivers, light 28,040 2.6
8 Maintenance and repair workers (general) 20,800 1.9
9 Registered nurses 19,070 1.8
10 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,650 1.7
  Total, 10 occupations 356,780 33.1%
  All occupations 1,078,140 100.0%

(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.