A survey released by the Minnesota Department of Labor found that the state’s workplace injury and illness rate has remained at an all-time low. In 2018, there were 3.2 nonfatal injuries and illnesses per 100 full time workers. This number has decreased by 3.3 percent over the past year. In the United States, approximately 5 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2018. Additional insights revealed by the Minnesota survey indicate that sprains and strains account for 35% of injuries, and the most common injuries occur as a result of overexertion or bodily reactions.
See Andrew Weeks, Prairie Business, December 4, 2019