SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The following chart shows occupational injuries and illnesses in California’s private industry, state government and local government.
Occupational injuries and illnesses in California have decreased noticeably in the past few years.
As shown in the following chart, the number of recordable occupational injury and illness cases, the number of lost-work-time cases, and the number of cases with days away from work have all declined from 2000 to 2004.
Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in California’s private sector have also decreased significantly as shown in the chart below. Fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in California declined by 35 percent from 1997 to 2004 and then increased by 11 percent from 2004 to 2005.