Montana Department of Labor & Industry Announces Results of 2022 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

  • — December 14 2023

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today released the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

In 2022, employees of Montana businesses in all industries experienced a total of 13,800 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. This count translates into an overall incidence rate of 3.7 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.  Private industry experienced 11,800 injuries and a rate of 3.6.

These estimates are from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), conducted by the Employment Standards Division annually.

The industries with the higher 2022 incidence rates per 100 full-time workers were transportation and warehousing with 5.6, agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting with 5.3 and manufacturing with 5.0. The industries with lower incidence rates were other services with 0.9, professional, scientific, and technical services having 1.0 and financial activities with 1.1 incidence rates per 100 full-time workers.

Annualized incidence rates are for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, job transfer or restriction, (DART) per 10,000 full-time workers. Strains, sprains and tears came in as the highest nature of injury with a rate of 64.4 per 10,000 full time employees.

The illness rate for private industry is 32.3 cases, up from the 2021 rate of 26.3. Respiratory conditions, which includes COVID cases, continues to be the highest category, with 25.7 per 10,000 full time workers.

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