Jan 27

U.S. Government Under-Reports Number of Work Injuries

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MILLIONS OF INJURED WORKERS DO UNREPORTED

A recently published study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine estimates that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under-reports the number of injured and diseased workers by 66%, meaning that the 2003 reported total of 4.4 million workers was really 13.2 million injured workers.

Researchers from Michigan State University used a person-to-person and company-to-company matching process in 5 databases surveyed, rather than the sampling method used by BLS. This more-detailed and thorough approach showed an average of 869,034 work injuries per year while the BLS number is 281,567 work injuries.

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