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Fact of the Week: 17 March 2014

Workers Age 65+ Have the Lowest Rate of Occupational Illness or Injury

In 2012, workers age 65 and older had the lowest incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days off from work "at 89 cases per 10,000 full-time workers… Workers ages 45 to 54 had the highest incidence rate, 121.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers," according to a 2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       
Bureau or Labor Statistics. (2013). Older workers less likely to have severe work injuries, but they miss more work days to recover. TED: The Editor's desk. Retrieved January 10, 2014, from www.bls.gov.
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