NC workplace injury rate historically low, below the national rate
New figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows North Carolina’s rate of workplace injuries is significantly lower than the national rate.
The injury and illness rate for North Carolina’s private industry remains at a historic low for 2021 with a rate of 2.2 cases per 100 full-time workers. The national rate is 2.7.
Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson said. “As we have made our way through this pandemic, I want to commend the employers and employees for their hard work and dedication to workplace safety and health.”
As a State-Plan state, North Carolina’s Occupational Safety and Health Division will continue its focus on hazardous industries, such as construction and manufacturing, by providing free safety training and education, conducting free safety and health consultative visits, and establishing partnerships with industries.