According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry employers disclosed a total of 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022. This marks a 7.5 percent increase from the previous year. The uptick is attributed to a rise in both injuries (which increased by 4.5 percent to 2.3 million cases), and illnesses, which saw a substantial 26.1 percent increase to 460,700 cases. Notably, respiratory illnesses played a significant role in this surge, with a 35.4 percent increase, totaling 365,000 cases in 2022. Interestingly, there was a decrease in respiratory illnesses in 2021 compared to 2020. These findings are based on data collected through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII).
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