Private Sector Results – At
The 1997 lost workday cases incidence rate fell to
3.6, the lowest since the start of the survey in 1972. The rate
of nonfatal cases without lost workdays increased slightly
to 4.1, the second lowest rate ever recorded. Compared to the
10-year average, the 1997 lost workday cases incidence rate decreased
20.0 percent while the rate of nonfatal cases without lost workdays
decreased 12.8 percent.
Of the 84,814 total recordable cases in 1997, 46.9 percent resulted in lost worktime. An estimated 925,558 workdays were lost in Oregon’s private sector during 1997. This represents a 3.6 percent increase from the 893,241 workdays lost in 1996.
Industry lost workday cases rates
The highest lost workday cases incidence rate of the industry divisions, 7.5, was recorded by the transportation and public utilities industry. Finance, insurance, and real estate reported the lowest rate of 0.6. Construction reported the largest percentage decrease from 1996, dropping 30.0 percent to 4.2. The next largest percentage decrease came from services, dropping 14.8 percent to 2.3. All other industries, except transportation and public utilities and wholesale trade, reported decreased or unchanged rates from 1996.
Public Sector Results
The 1997 public sector lost workday cases incidence rate of
2.2 is 15.4 percent below the 1996 rate of 2.6, and a record
low. The 1997 rate consists of the state government lost workday
cases rate of 1.9, and the local government rate of 2.4. The
public sector logged an estimated 9,398 total recordable cases
in 1997. Of these, 3,395 (36.1 percent) resulted in lost workdays.
Lost workdays were estimated to be 74,110, up 6.5 percent from
69,618 days in 1996.
National Survey Results
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