Table 5.

Incidence rates

1

and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by major industry sector and category of illness, 2004
Minnesota

Industry sector 2

Total
cases

Skin
disorders

Respiratory
Poisonings
conditions

Hearing
loss

All other
illnesses

Total
cases

Skin
disorders

Incidence rates per 10,000 full-time workers
All industries including State and local government . . . . . . . . . . . .
..........................................................
36.2
3.8
2.6
0.1
5.7
23.9
7.2
. . .Private industry 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.9
. . . . . . . . . . 3.5
. . . . . . . . . . .2.0
. . . . . . . . . . .0.1
..
5.3
22.8
5.9
Goods producing 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.4
. . . . . . . . . . .6.0
. . . . . . . . . . .1.9
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . .
17.4
44.9
3.3
Natural resources and mining 3,4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.5
. . . . . . .(.7 .) . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . . 22.7
..
0.1
( 7)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.5
. . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . . . 33.1
. . . . . . . . . . .0.1
..
( 7)
Mining 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. .7 ). . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . .(. 7.) . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . .
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.5
. . . . . . . . . . .2.7
. . . . . . . . . . 2.1
. . . . . . . . . . . . .--. . ( 7 )
11.2
0.2
(6)
Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89.3
. . . . . . . . . . 7.1
. . . . . . . . . . . 1.8
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . .
23.6
56.8
3.0
Service providing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.6
. . . . . . . . . . 2.7
. . . . . . . . . . .2.1
. . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . .
0.9
14.8
2.6
Trade, transportation, and utilities 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.0
. . . . . . . . . . .2.2
. . . . . . . . . . .3.1
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . . .0.9
. . . . . . . . 10.6
.....
0.7
Wholesale trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.4
. . . . . . . . . . 2.3
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7. ).
7.7
0.1
(6)
Retail trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.2
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . .
-9.5
0.3
( 7)
Transportation and warehousing 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.4
. . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . . . .3.0
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . 19.0
......
0.2
( 7)
Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.8
. . . . . . . . . .44.1
. . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . .
19.9
( 7)
0.1
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.3
. . . . . . . . . . .2.9
. . . . . . . . . . .7.4
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . .
4.5
29.2
0.2
(6)
Financial activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.3
. . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . . . .1.3
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . .( .7 ).
14.8
0.3
( 7)
Finance and insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.9
. . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . . . .1.4
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . .
17.2
0.2
( 7)
Real estate and rental and leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.7
. . . . . .(. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . .(. 7.) . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . ( 6 )
( 7)
Professional and business services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.8
. . . . . . . . . . 1.9
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . .(. 7.) . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6
. . . . . . . . .15.9
.....
0.4
(6)
Professional, scientific, and technical services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.2
. . . . . . . . . 2.3
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . . . 3.1
. . . . . . . . . .3.8
. . . . . . . . . 0.1
. . . . . . (. 6 )
Management of companies and enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57.1
. . . . . . .(. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .55.0
. . . . . . . . . . 0.3
. . . . ( 7)
Administrative and support and waste
management and remediation services . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.0
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
( 7)
. . . . . . . .Education
. . . . . . . . . and
. . . .health
. . . . . .services
. . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . 35.2
. . . . . . . . . . .5.2
. . . . . . . . . . .2.7
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . . . . --. . . . . . . 26.4
.
0.9
Educational services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.7
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . .
6.6
(6)
( 7)
Health care and social assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.4
. . . . . . . . . . 5.4
. . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . . . .--. . . . . . .28.4
......
0.9
Leisure and hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.5
. . . . . . . . . 2.8
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . .(. 7.). . . .
3.5
0.1
(6)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.3
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .11.0
. . . . . . .( 6 )
( 7)
Accommodation and food services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.2
. . . . . . . . . 2.9
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . . .2.3
......
0.1
(6)
Other services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.6
. . . . . . . . . 3.7
. . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . .(. 7.). . . . . . . ( 7 )
( 7)
(6)
(6)
Other services, except public administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.6
. . . . . . . . . 3.7
. . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . .(.6.). . . . . . ( 6 )
State and local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.4
. . . . . . . . . . 6.0
. . . . . . . . . . .6.8
. . . . . . .(. 7.) . . . . . . . . . . . . .-31.2
1.3
State government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88.4
. . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . . . . .4.4
. . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . .
-57.6
0.5
( 7)
Local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.7
. . . . . . . . . . .7.3
. . . . . . . . . . .7.6
. . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . .
3.7
23.2
0.8

1

Incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as:

(N/EH) x 20,000,000 where:
N
EH

= number of illnesses
= total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year

20,000,000

= base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

2

North American Industry Classification System Manual, 2002 Edition

3

Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.

4

Data for mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System Manual, 2002 edition) include

establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those
in oil and gas extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining

Respiratory
Poisonings
conditions

Hearing
loss

All other
illnesses

Numbers of illnesses in thousands
0.8
0.6
0.3

0.5
0.4
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)

0.2
0.3
0.1

0.1
(6)
( 7)
(6)
(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
0.1

0.1
( 7)

0.1

0.1
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

0.1

0.2
(6)

0.1

1.1
0.9
0.8

-0.1
0.3
0.1

( 7)

0.1

(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

0.1

( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

4.7
4.0
2.1
(6)
(6)
( 7)
0.1
1.9
1.9
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.1

0.8
0.1
(6)
( 7)
-( 7)
(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
(6)
( 7)

( 7)
0.2
0.2
0.2
( 7)
0.3
(6)
0.3

( 7)

( 7)
--

( 7)

0.7
(6)

-( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

0.7
(6)
(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)

--0.1

0.8
0.3
0.4

OSHA made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates
for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.
5

Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad

Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
6

Fewer than 50 cases.

7

Fewer than 15 cases.

NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.
-- Indicates data not available.

are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining
contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data do not reflect the changes

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational
Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating State agencies.

Table 5. Incidence rates1 and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by industry sector and category of illness, 2003
Minnesota

Industry sector 2

Total cases

Skin
disorders

Respiratory
conditions

Poisonings

All other
illnesses

Total cases

Incidence rates per 10,000 full-time workers
All industries including State and local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
36.4
3.5
1.9
1.0
29.9
7.4
.......................................................
Private industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.9
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.6
.......
1.0
31.6
6.8
Goods producing 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.2
. . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.3
. . . . . . . . . . . 3.7
72.1
3.8
Natural resources and mining 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54.6
. . . . . . . . . . . 32.9
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(. 7.) . . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . .21.1
0.1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73.2
. . . . . . . . . . . 49.4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .(.7 .) . . . . . . . .22.7
. . . . . . . . . . . .0.1
Mining 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . .
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.8
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . .--. . . . . . . . .
( 7)
5.2
0.1
Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108.3
. . . . . . . . . . . .6.5
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.6
. . . . . . . . . . 4.8
95.4
3.6
Service providing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.4
. . . . . . . . . . . .2.8
. . . . . . . . . . . 1.7
. . . . . . . . . . . 0.1
17.8
3.0
Trade, transportation, and utilities 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.1
. . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7
. . . . . . . . . . . .0.7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . .16.6
....
0.8
Wholesale trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.3
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.6
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7 )
16.4
0.2
Retail trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.2
. . . . . . . . . . . .3.7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . .
( 7)
8.1
0.3
Transportation and warehousing 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.3
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . .41.3
.....
0.3
Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . .
( 7)
34.7
(6)
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.6
. . . . . . . . . . . 4.0
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . .
( 7)
25.0
0.2
Financial activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.8
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .2.2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( 7 )
13.8
0.3
Finance and insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.8
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .1.6
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . .
16.2
0.2
Real estate and rental and leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . .
(6)
Professional and business services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21.4
. . . . . . . . . . . .1.5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .19.6
.....
0.5
Professional, scientific, and technical services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.9
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . . . (. .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . 9.6
. . . . . . . . . . . .0.1
.....
Management of companies and enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . .43.9
. . . . . . . . . . . .0.2
..
Administrative and support and waste
management and remediation services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-2.1
( 7)
( 7)
--. . . . . . . .Education
. . . . . . . . . and
. . . .health
. . . . . .services
. . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.2
. . . . . . . . . . . 4.8
. . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . .29.3
1.0
Educational services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . .
17.3
0.1
Health care and social assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.0
. . . . . . . . . . . .4.9
. . . . . . . . . . . .5.4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . 30.7
......
1.0
Leisure and hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.7
. . . . . . . . . . . .5.3
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . .(. 7.). .
4.0
0.1
Arts, entertainment, and recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.9
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . --. . . . . . .
(6)
Accommodation and food services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.1
. . . . . . . . . . . .5.5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . 4.4
.......
0.1
Other services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 .) . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . .
( 7)
-( 7)
Other services, except public administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(.7.) . . . . . . . . . .( .7 ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . . . --. . . . . . . . . . . . . .( .7 )
State and local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.3
. . . . . . . . . . . .2.6
. . . . . . . . . . . 4.5
. . . . . . . . . . . . 0.8
.....
18.5
0.7
State government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (. 7. ). . . . . . . . . . (. 7.). . . . . . .
( 7)
13.6
0.1
Local government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.1
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2
. . . . . . . . . . . .5.5
. . . . . . . . . . . ( 7)
20.0
0.6
Incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as:
(N/EH) x 20,000,000 where:
N
= number of illnesses
EH
= total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
20,000,000 = base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).
2
North American Industry Classification System Manual, 2002 Edition
3
Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
4
Data for mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System Manual, 2002 edition) include
establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in
1

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Skin
disorders

Respiratory
conditions

Poisonings

All other
illnesses

Numbers of illnesses in thousands
0.7
0.7
0.3
0.1
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
0.2
0.4
0.1
(6)
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)

0.4
0.3
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
-0.1
0.2
(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

0.2
0.2
0.2
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
0.2
(6)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)

6.1
5.6
3.3
(6)
(6)
( 7)
0.1
3.2
2.4
0.7
0.2
0.2
0.3
(6)
0.1
0.2
0.2
( 7)
0.5
0.1
0.2

(6)
0.1
( 7)
0.1
0.1
( 7)
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
0.1
( 7)
0.1

( 7)
0.1
( 7)
0.1
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
0.1
( 7)
0.1

( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
( 7)
(6)
( 7)
( 7)

-0.8
(6)
0.7
0.1
-(6)
--0.5
0.1
0.4

not comparable to estimates in other industries.
5
Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA
made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates for these
are not comparable to estimates in other industries.
6
Fewer than 50 cases.
7
Fewer than 15 cases.
NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.

oil and gas extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are
provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining
contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data do not reflect the changes
OSHA made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates for these industries are

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-- Indicates data not available.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational
Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating State agencies.

Table 5. Incidence rates 1 and numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by industry division and category of illness, 2002
Minnesota

Industry2

Skin diseases
or disorders

Total cases

Respiratory
conditions

Poisonings

All other
illnesses

Incidence rates per 10,000 full-time workers
All industries including State and local government

2

Private industry 2
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2
Mining3
Construction
Manufacturing
Durable goods
Nondurable goods
Transportation and public utilities 4
Wholesale and retail trade
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Finance, insurance, and real estate
Services
State and local government
State government
Local government

42.7

5.3

3.3

0.4

33.8

43.6

5.7

2.7

0.4

34.9

4.5

0.3
0.4
0.2
1.1
0.1

26.8
29.1
5.6
88.5
84.5
94.0
31.7
12.2
10.5
12.9
-23.1

0.1

26.4

0.3

30.4
25.1

-29.1
17.5
99.2
95.8
103.9
33.7
16.9
13.9
18.2
-34.3

2.0
(5)
11.2
7.2
7.6
6.6
1.2
3.7
2.2
4.3
0.1
8.0

72.1
(5)
(5)

(5)
2.9
3.1
2.7
0.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.3
3.1

36.8

3.1

7.3

34.6
37.4

1.8
3.5

2.0
8.8

0.7
0.6
0.7
0.6
(5)

(5)

Numbers of illnesses in thousands
All industries including State and local government 2
Private industry 2
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2
Mining3
Construction
Manufacturing
Durable goods
Nondurable goods
Transportation and public utilities 4
Wholesale and retail trade
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Finance, insurance, and real estate
Services
State and local government
State government
Local government

8.6

1.1

0.7

0.1

6.8

7.6

1.0

0.5

0.1

6.1

-0.0
0.2
3.8
2.1
1.7
0.4
0.8
0.2
0.6
-1.8

(5)
(5)

1
Incidence rates represent the number of illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers
and were calculated as:
(N/EH) x 20,000,000 where
N
= number of illnesses
EH
= total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year
20,000,000 = base for 10,000 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours
per week, 50 weeks per year).
2
Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
3
Data for Mining (Division B in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual,
1987 edition) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS
by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal
industries. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA made to its recordkeeping
requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates for these industries

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0.4

0.2

(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)

0.1

0.2

(5)

0.7

0.2

(5)
(5)

0.2
0.5

0.1
0.3
0.2
0.1
(5)
0.2
(5)
0.1
(5)

1.0
0.2
0.8

0.1

(5)

(5)
(5)
0.1
0.1
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)

(5)
0.1

0.1
(5)
0.1
3.4
1.9
1.5
0.4
0.6
0.1
0.4
-1.2

are not comparable with estimates for other industries.
4
Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS
by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of
Transportation. These data do not reflect the changes OSHA made
to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore
estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for
other industries.
5
Fewer than 50 cases.
NOTE: Because of rounding, components may not add to totals.
-- Indicates data not available.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with
participating State agencies.