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SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:   A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS

Public Sector – State Government

Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

In contrast to private industry, the numbers of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in state government have not changed appreciably in the past seven years, as shown on the following chart. It should be noted that many state and local government occupations are high risk, such as law enforcement, fire fighting, rescue and other public safety operations.  However, between 2003 and 2004, the total number of cases declined by about 9.0 percent.

Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the California state government have decreased since the mid-1990s. The number of annual fatalities from 1996 to 1999 averaged 12.0, while from 2000 to 2005, the annual average was 6.5, as shown on the following chart.

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