New Report Reveals Interesting Trends in 2013 Oregon Work Injuries (Pt. 2)
January 9, 2015
Picking up from where New Report Reveals Interesting Trends in 2013 Oregon Work Injuries (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue to point out some of the fascinating findings of the 2013 Oregon Occupational Injury and Illness Survey, which was released by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services last week.
More Fascinating Findings Regarding 2013 Oregon Work Injuries
In 2013, the most work injuries within the private sector were recorded by the agricultural industry, the forestry and fishing industries and the hunting industry, which all saw a rate of work injuries that was 4.0 per every 100 full-time workers.
- Following these industries were the transportation and warehousing industries, as well as the construction industry, which had reported work injury rates of 3.8 and 3.5 (respectively).
- The private sector industries that saw the lowest reported incidence of work injuries in 2013 included the finance and insurance industries (0.5), the real estate industry (0.8) and the education industry (0.8).
2013 Oregon Work Injuries: A Quick Look behind the Numbers
In attempting to provide an explanation as to why some of the rates for 2013 Oregon work injuries are greater than the national average (as well as why these rates can fluctuate from year to year), here’s what the report’s author, Hannah Haugen, has pointed out:
- The incidence of occupational illnesses and workplace injuries in Oregon is generally higher than the national average because there is a greater proportion of Oregon’s population employed in hazardous industries (like, for instance, the agriculture, construction, fishing and hunting industries).
- A number of different factors can impact the annual totals for Oregon work injuries and illnesses, with only some of these including:
- How much economic activities takes place within the state in a given year
- The general working conditions and safety programs that are in place for a given year
- How many hours Oregon’s workforce works during any given year.
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