Summary Data

Summary Charts

The incidence rates per 100 full-time private industry workers for total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for Missouri and All United States in 2003 through 2008 are shown in Chart 1.  The incidence rate for Missouri private industry was significantly reduced in 2008 after not statistically significantly changing during the 2003 to 2007 period.

Chart 2 presents a comparison of the incidence rates per 100 full-time workers for total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by major industry sector between Missouri and All United States in 2008.  Incidence rates are compared between Missouri and All United States for private industry and major industry sectors.

Chart 3 presents the incidence rates per 100 full-time workers for total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by major industry sector in Missouri private industry in 2007 and 2008.  The 2008 incidence rates for private industry; goods-producing; manufacturing; service-providing; trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; and leisure and hospitality were significantly reduced from 2007.

The industry subsectors (3-digit NAICS code) with the highest nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidence rates per 100 full-time employees for total cases in Missouri private industry in 2008 are shown in Chart 4.  Air transportation (NAICS 481) had the highest incidence rate at 8.7.  But, this rate was statistically significantly reduced from the 2007 rate of 10.7.  Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries (NAICS 711) had the second highest incidence rate at 8.1.

Chart 5 shows the distribution of illnesses by category of illness in all Missouri industries in 2008.  The category of illness with the largest percentage was all other occupational illnesses at 55.1 percent.  The second largest category of illness was skin diseases or disorders accounting for 22.4 percent of the occupational illnesses in all Missouri industries in 2008.  Hearing loss was the next largest category of illness at 14.3 percent, followed by respiratory conditions at 6.1 percent.

Chart 6 shows the distribution of illnesses by category of illness in Missouri private industry in 2008.  The category of illness with the largest percentage was all other occupational illnesses at 60.5 percent.  The second largest category of illness was hearing loss accounting for 18.4 percent of the occupational illnesses in Missouri private industries in 2008.  Skin diseases was the next largest category of illness at 15.8 percent, followed by respiratory conditions at 5.3 percent.

Chart 7 shows the distribution of illnesses by category of illness in Missouri State and local government in 2008.  The category of illness with the largest percentage was skin diseases at 50.0 percent.  The second largest category of illness was all other occupational illnesses accounting for 40.0 percent of the occupational illnesses in Missouri state and local government in 2008.  Respiratory conditions was the next largest category of illness at 10.0 percent.

The incidence rates of cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction for injuries and illnesses in Missouri private industry are shown in Chart 8.  The incidence rates are presented for 2003 through 2008.  The incidence rates for all three types of cases were statistically significantly decreased from 2007 to 2008. 

The number of cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction, by case type and private major industry sectors, state government, and local government in Missouri in 2008 are shown in Chart 9.  Cases with days away from work are shown separately from cases with job transfer or restriction.

Chart 10 shows the incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses by ownership and case type in Missouri in 2008.  Incidence rates are plotted for injury and illness total recordable cases; injury and illness cases with days away, restriction, or transfer; cases with days away from work; and cases with other recordable cases for state government, local government, and private ownership.

Incidence rates of occupational injuries and illnesses in hospitals (NAICS 622) by ownership and case type in Missouri in 2008 are shown in Chart 11.  Incidence rates for injury and illness total recordable cases; injury and illness cases with days away from work, restriction, or transfer; injury and illness cases with days away from work; and other recordable injury and illness cases are plotted for local government and private ownership.  The incidence rate for injury and illnesses cases with days away from work, restriction, or transfer was statistically significantly higher for private ownership than local government.

Summary Tables

Incidence rates (per 100 full-time workers) of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries and case types for Missouri industry in 2008 are shown in Table 1.  The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 200,000 where

N= number of injuries and illnesses
EH= total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
200,000= base for 100 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

The incidence rates are presented for total recordable cases; cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction; and other recordable cases.  Cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction are divided into total cases, cases with days away from work, and cases with job transfer or restriction.  Days away from work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer or restriction.

Industries are listed as all industries, including state and local government.  Private industry is broken into goods-producing and service-providing major industry sectors, sectors, and selected subsector industries.  State government and local government are listed as service-providing major industry sectors, sectors, and selected subsector industries.  Industry sectors and subsectors are identified by 2-digit and 3-digit NAICS codes, respectively.  The incidence rate for private industry in Missouri for 2008 was 3.6 for total recordable cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses.  This rate was statistically significantly reduced from the 2007 rate of 4.6.  The incidence rate for state government was 6.7 and the incidence rate for local government was 4.6.

Goods-producing industry sectors had an incidence rate of 5.2 for total recordable cases.  The incidence rate for the total goods-producing sector was statistically significantly reduced from 6.0 in 2007.  The incidence rates for goods-producing industry sectors were not statistically significantly changed from the 2007 rates except for the mining sector (NAICS 21) and manufacturing (NAICS 31-33).  The 3.0 incidence rate for mining was a decrease from the 2007 incidence rate of 3.9.  The 2008 incidence rate of 5.3 for manufacturing was reduced from 6.6 in 2007.  Goods-producing subsectors with statistically significant reductions in the injury incidence rate in 2008 from 2007 were: apparel manufacturing (NAICS 315); primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331); fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332); and transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336).  There were no goods-producing subsectors with statistically significant increases in 2008 over 2007.

Service-providing industries, such as retail trade, transportation, health care, leisure and hospitality, as a whole had an incidence rate of 3.1 per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2008.  This was a statistically significant reduction from the 2007 rate of 4.1.  The incidence rates for service-providing industry sectors were statistically significantly reduced from the 2007 rates for transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49) with a rate of 4.6, reduced from 7.4 in 2007; utilities (NAICS 22) with a rate of 6.0, reduced from 8.3; finance and insurance (NAICS 52) with a rate of 0.6, reduced from 1.4; health care and social assistance (NAICS 62) with a rate of 5.0, reduced from 6.3; arts, entertainment, and recreation (NAICS 71) with a rate of 4.8, reduced from 6.0; and accommodation and food services (NAICS 72) with a rate of 2.6, reduced from 5.0.  The service-providing subsectors with a statistically significantly decreased incidence rate in 2008 from 2007 were: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (NAICS 444); food and beverage stores (NAICS 445); air transportation (NAICS 481); truck transportation (NAICS 484); transit and ground passenger transportation (NAICS 485); couriers and messengers (NAICS 492); warehousing and storage (NAICS 493); utilities (NAICS 221); social assistance (NAICS 624); and food services and drinking places (NAICS 722).  Service-providing subsectors with statistically significantly increased incidence rates were: gasoline stations (NAICS 447) and sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores (NAICS 451).

Table 2 presents the numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries and case types in Missouri in 2008.  The case and industry categories are the same as those described for Table 1.  There were 86,900 total recordable cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in Missouri in 2008 in all industries including state and local government.  There were 70,000 total recordable cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in Missouri private industry, statistically significantly reduced from the 87,900 cases in 2007.

There were 22,200 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the total goods-producing sectors in Missouri private industry in 2008, statistically significantly reduced from 2007.  Manufacturing was the private industry goods-producing major industry sector and the goods-producing sector (NAICS 31-33) with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with 15,200.  Manufacturing accounted for 68.5 percent of the goods-producing and 21.7 percent of the total private industry injuries and illnesses.  The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illness cases in the manufacturing major industry sector and sector was statistically significantly reduced in 2008 from 2007.  Natural resources and mining was the only goods-producing major industry sector that had an increased number of cases in 2008 over 2007.  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (NAICS 11) had an increased number of cases in 2008 over 2007.

There were 47,800 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the private industry service-providing sectors in Missouri in 2008.  This was statistically significantly decreased from the 61,100 cases in 2007.  Trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; and leisure and hospitality were the private industry service-providing major industry sectors that had statistically significantly less cases in 2008 than 2007.  Trade, transportation, and utilities was the service-providing major industry sector with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with 19,800.  Trade, transportation, and utilities accounted for 41.4 percent of the service-providing and 28.3 percent of the total private industry injuries and illnesses.  Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49); utilities (NAICS 22); finance and insurance (NAICS 52); health care and social assistance (NAICS 62); and accommodation and food services (NAICS 72) were the private industry service-providing sectors with significantly less cases in 2008 compared to 2007.

The incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry sector and employment size in Missouri in 2008 are presented in Table 3.  The categories for establishment employment size (number of workers) are 1 to 10; 11 to 49; 50 to 249; 250 to 999; and 1,000 or more.

Table 4 presents incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries by selected industries in Missouri industry in 2008.  Industries are listed as major industry sectors, and selected sector and subsector industries, identified by 2-digit and 3-digit NAICS codes, respectively.  The incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries in all industries, including state and local government, for Missouri in 2008 was 3.6.  The incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries for Missouri private industry in 2008 was 3.4, significantly reduced from the 2007 rate of 4.3.  The incidence rate of occupational injuries for private industry goods-producing sectors was 4.7, significantly reduced from 5.4 in 2007.  Mining (NAICS 21) had a statistically significant decrease in the incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries in 2008 from 2007.  The manufacturing major industry sector and manufacturing sector (NAICS 31-33) had incidence rates in 2008 that were significantly reduced from 2007.  The private industry goods-producing subsectors with statistically significant reductions in 2008 from 2007 were: apparel manufacturing (NAICS 315); primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331); fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332); and transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336).

The incidence rate of occupational injuries for private industry service-providing sectors was 3.0, a significant reduction from the 2007 rate of 4.0.  The private industry service-providing major industry sectors that had statistically significant reduced rates in 2008 from 2007 were: trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; and leisure and hospitality.  The private industry service-providing sectors that had significant reduced incidence rates in 2008 from 2007 were: transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49); utilities (NAICS 22); finance and insurance (NAICS 52); health care and social assistance (NAICS 62); arts, entertainment, and recreation (NAICS 71); and accommodation and food services (NAICS 72).  The private industry service-providing subsectors that had statistically significant reductions in 2008 from 2007 were: building materials and garden equipment and supplies dealers (NAICS 444); food and beverage stores (NAICS 445); air transportation (NAICS 481); truck transportation (NAICS 484); transit and ground passenger transportation (NAICS 485); couriers and messengers (NAICS 492); warehousing and storage (NAICS 493); utilities (NAICS 221); social assistance (NAICS 624); amusement, gambling, and recreation industries (NAICS 713); and food services and drinking places (NAICS 722).  The only private industry with a statistically significant increase in the incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries in 2008 over 2007 was sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores (NAICS 451).

Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by industry sector and category of illness for Missouri industry in 2008 are shown in Table 5.  These incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 20,000,000 where

N= number of illnesses
EH= total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
20,000,000= base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

The incidence rate for all industries, including state and local government, was 20.9.  The incidence rate for total cases of nonfatal occupational illnesses in Missouri private industry in 2008 was 19.4.  This was a statistically significant reduction from the 2007 rate of 25.5.  The incidence rate for private industry goods-producing industries was 47.0.  This rate was statistically significantly reduced from the 2007 rate of 58.3.  Manufacturing was the only private industry goods-producing major industry sector with a significant change from 2007.  The incidence rate was reduced from 79.9 to 60.2.  The private industry goods-producing sectors with reduced incidence rates of total illnesses in 2008 from 2007 were mining (NAICS 21) and manufacturing (NAICS 31-33).  The incidence rate for private industry service-providing industries was 11.7, not statistically significantly changed from 2007.  Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49) was the only private industry service-providing sector that had a statistically significant reduction in the incidence rate of total nonfatal occupational illnesses in 2008 compared to 2007.  Private industry in Missouri had a statistically significant reduction in the incidence rate for all other illnesses in 2008 from 2007.  Private industry goods-producing sectors had statistically significant reductions in total illnesses, skin diseases, and all other illnesses incidence rates in 2008 from 2007.  Private industry service-providing sectors had a statistically significant decrease in the respiratory conditions incidence rate in 2008 from 2007.

Table 6 shows the incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types in Missouri industry in 2008.  Cases are presented as total recordable cases; cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction; and other recordable cases as described for Table 1.  The industries are separated into goods-producing or service-providing for private industry.  Service-providing industries are listed for state and local government.  Industries are listed as major industry sectors, sectors (2-digit NAICS code), subsectors (3-digit NAICS code), industry groups (4-digit NAICS code), NAICS industries (5-digit NAICS code), and U.S. industries (6-digit NAICS code).  Private industry, goods-producing and service-providing sectors and subsectors with statistically significant changes in the incidence rates in 2008 from 2007 are listed for Table 1.  The private industry goods-producing industry groups and industries with statistically significant decreased incidence rates in 2008 compared to 2007 were: highway, street, and bridge construction (NAICS 2373); poured concrete foundation and structure contractors (NAICS 23811); framing contractors (NAICS 23813); animal slaughtering and processing (NAICS 3116); pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (NAICS 3254); hardware manufacturing (NAICS 3325); other fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 3329); ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturing (NAICS 3334); other electrical equipment and component manufacturing (NAICS 3359); motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing (NAICS 3362); and motor vehicle parts manufacturing (NAICS 3363).  The goods-producing industries that had statistically significant increased nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses incidence rates in 2008 compared to 2007 were: painting and wall covering contractors (NAICS 23832); bakeries and tortilla manufacturing (NAICS 3118); cookie, cracker, and pasta manufacturing (NAICS 31182); and veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing (NAICS 3212).  There were no service-providing industry groups or industries with statistically significant changes in 2008 compared to 2007.

The numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types for Missouri industry in 2008 are shown in Table 7.  Cases are presented as total recordable cases; cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction; and other recordable cases, as described for Table 1.  The industries are separated into private industry goods-producing or service-providing and service-providing state and local government and are listed as major industry sectors, sectors (2-digit NAICS code), subsectors (3-digit NAICS code), industry groups (4-digit NAICS code), NAICS industries (5-digit NAICS code), and U.S. industries (6-digit NAICS code). 

Table 8 presents the incidence rates of nonfatal occupational illnesses by selected industries and category of illness for Missouri industry in 2008.  The incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers.  The categories of illnesses are: total cases; skin disorders; respiratory conditions; poisonings; hearing loss; and all other illnesses.  Private industry had incidence rates of 19.4 for total cases, 2.9 for skin disorders, 1.0 for respiratory conditions, 0.2 for poisonings, 3.5 for hearing loss, and 11.8 for all other illnesses.  Private industry incidence rates were statistically significantly reduced in 2008 from 2007 for total cases and all other illnesses.  Private industry goods-producing sectors had incidence rates of 47.0 for total cases, 4.8 for skin disorders, 13.6 for hearing loss, and 25.3 for all other illnesses.  Goods-producing sector incidence rates were statistically significantly reduced in 2008 from 2007 for total cases, skin disorders, and all other illnesses.  Private industry service-providing sectors had incidence rates of 11.7 for total cases, 2.3 for skin disorders, 0.5 for respiratory conditions, 0.2 for poisoning, 0.7 for hearing loss, and 8.0 for all other illnesses.  The service-providing incidence rate was statistically significantly decreased in 2008 from 2007 for respiratory conditions.  State government had incidence rates of 8.7 for total cases, 4.8 for skin disorders, 1.6 for respiratory conditions, and 2.2 for all other illnesses.  Local government had incidence rates of 39.5 for total cases, 2.7 for respiratory conditions, and 15.4 for all other illnesses. 

The numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by selected industries and category of illness in Missouri industry in 2008 are presented in Table 9.  The categories of illnesses are the same as those listed for Table 8.  There were 3,800 nonfatal occupational illness cases in Missouri private industry in 2008 which was a statistically significant reduction from the number of cases in 2007.  Most, 2,300, or 60.5 percent, of these cases were in the all other illnesses category.  There were 2,000 total illness cases in the private industry goods-producing sectors.  This number was statistically significantly less than the number of cases in 2007.  There were 1,800 total illness cases in the private industry service-providing sectors.  Most, 1,200, or 66.7 percent, of these cases were in the all other illnesses category.  There were 100 total illness cases in state government and 900 total illness cases in local government.

The incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries by industry in Missouri industry in 2008 are presented in Table 10.  Data are presented for major industry sectors, sectors, and 3-digit, 4-digit, 5-digit, and 6-digit NAICS codes.  Table 4 contains the same information for major industry sectors, sectors, and subsectors.  The additional industries that had statistically significant reductions in the incidence rate of occupational injuries in 2008 from 2007 were: poured concrete foundation and structure contractors (NAICS 23811); framing contractors (NAICS 23813); animal slaughtering and processing (NAICS 3116); pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (NAICS 3254); hardware manufacturing (NAICS 3325); other fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 3329); other electrical equipment and component manufacturing (NAICS 3359); motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing (NAICS 3362); motor vehicle parts manufacturing (NAICS 3363); electric power generation, transmission and distribution (NAICS 2211); and offices of physicians (NAICS 6211).  The additional industries that had statistically significantly increased incidence rates in 2008 over 2007 were: painting and wall covering contractors (NAICS 23832); bakeries and tortilla manufacturing (NAICS 3118); cookie, cracker, and pasta manufacturing (NAICS 31182); and veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing (NAICS 3212).

Table 11 shows the incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry sector and selected case types in Missouri industry in 2006-2008.  Data is reported for total recordable cases; cases with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction; and other recordable cases for each of the three years.  Private industry had a statistically significantly lower incidence rate in 2008 than in both 2007 and 2006.  Private industry goods-producing had significantly lower rate in 2008 than in 2007 and 2006.  Private industry manufacturing major industry sector had significantly lower incidence rate in 2008 than in both 2007 and 2006.  Private industry service-providing industries had a significantly lower incidence rate in 2008 than both 2007 and 2006.