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Fact of the Week: 30 November 2015


Workers aged 55-64 missed 14 days of work due to work-related illness or injury

The median days away from work due to occupational illness or injury in 2014 for workers in age groups 35-44 was 10 days, compared to 12 days for those aged 45-54, 14 for those aged 55-64. and 17 for workers in the age group 65 and older, according to a 2015 analysis of data from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.  
note: Median days away from work is the measure used to summarize the varying lengths of absences from work among the cases with days away from work. Half the cases involved more days and half involved fewer days than a specified median. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2015). Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work news release (p. 6 and Table 6). Washington DC: U. S. Department of Labor. Retrieved from
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