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BLS publishes new data for Days of Job Transfer or Restriction pilot study

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Washington — The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released calendar year 2016 data for the BLS Days of Job Transfer or Restriction pilot study, the organization announced Dec. 13.

The study provides occupational injury and illness counts and incidence rates, as well as median days of job transfer or restriction for six industry subsectors, as outlined by the North American Industry Classification System:

  • Accommodation
  • Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing
  • Couriers and messengers
  • General merchandise stores
  • Hospitals
  • Waste management and remediation services

Data for those subsectors also is available for 2014 and 2015. BLS examined six other subsectors from 2011 to 2013. Beginning with calendar year 2017, the agency intends to study:

  • Amusement, gambling and recreation industries
  • Crop production
  • Food and beverage stores
  • Food services and drinking establishments
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Truck transportation

The study augments the annual BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, which provides case and worker data for days-away-from-work cases. In an online FAQ section addressing whether the pilot study will be regularly produced, BLS states: “At present, only selected industry subsectors will have detailed DJTR data collected and reported. Based upon the public’s reception and available resources, the BLS may decide to expand to additional industries.”

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