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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/12/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Report Released by BLS and Resources to Support EHS Programs
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety (EHS) laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment and other tools to protect workers from exposure hazards.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, January 12, 2024

There was an increase in nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022 according to a November report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This most recent report on employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses covers the 2-year period of 2021-2022.

Private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022, up 7.5% from 2021 according to BLS. This increase was driven by the rise in both injuries, up 4.5% to 2.3 million cases, and illnesses up 26.1% to 460,700 cases. The increase in illnesses was driven by the rise in respiratory illness cases, up 35.4% to 365,000 cases in 2022.

Over the 2-year period, BLS reports there were 2.2 million cases involving days away from work (DAFW), representing 66.5% of the total cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer (DART). These cases occurred at an annualized incidence rate of 112.9 cases per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers and required a median of 10 days away from work. Over the same period, there were 1.1 million cases involving days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), which accounted for 33.5% of total DART cases, and occurred at an annualized rate of 56.9 cases per 10,000 FTE workers. The median days of job transfer or restriction was 15 days over 2021-2022.

“The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), requires employers to provide a safe workplace for all their employees,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This includes taking steps to prevent accidents and injuries on the job, and safeguarding employees from exposure to potentially hazardous substances that could cause injuries, illnesses and deaths. With industrial hygiene and EHS laboratories located across North America, EMSL Analytical offers testing services for a wide range of chemical, microbial and radiological hazards. We also provide sampling supplies, easy-to-use test kits, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment (PPE), inspection tools and more to protect workers, the public, and to support health and safety programs at businesses and institutions.”

To learn more about industrial hygiene or environmental, health and safety testing services and resources, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800)220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. For access to EHS test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.


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