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Lost workday case rate7

The lost workday case rate decreased in 2011 compared with 2010 in all regions except Asia Pacific and Japan, where it remained unchanged. Slips, trips, and falls continues to be the leading category for lost workday incidents. The proportion of lost workdays caused by slips, trips, and falls was the same in 2011 as in 2010 (40%), but the proportion caused by ergonomics-materials handling rose from 12% to 20%.

Lost workday case rate7
Global
0.10 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.09
Americas
0.16 0.13 0.17 0.16 0.13
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
0.14 0.08 0.04 0.11 0.11
Asia Pacific and Japan
0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01
  1. 7 Lost workday case rate is the number of work-related injuries that result in time away from work per 100 employees working a full year. The U.S. industry average in 2009 was 0.3. (2010 data did not include the North American Industry Classification System code used in previous years. Thus, 2009 data was used because it was the most recent available.) Americas includes incidents occurring in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Europe, Middle East, and Africa includes incidents occurring in Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Asia Pacific and Japan includes incidents occurring in Japan and Singapore.