OSHA publishes its Federal Injury and Illness Statistics for each fiscal year. In 2010, United States Postal Employees were among the most affected, by work-related injury and illness, of all federal employees. In past years, the USPS had 48,000+ reported cases of injury and illness. 2010 was improved, with 40,588 reported cases. Incidentally, 40,588 is 2nd only to the Federal Government (executive, legislative, and judicial branches combined) with 67,996 cases.
I like to report on this information each year because the statistics are very interesting. US Postal Employees have very physically demanding jobs. In 2010, nearly 7% of the 593,850 USPS employees reported cases of work injury or illness. That’s about 1 in 14. With that in mind, take a look at the following data.
The Census Bureau reported 18% of its employees as having work related injury and illness.
Customs and Border Protection had nearly 10%
The Forest Service had just over 7%.
The Bureau of Prisons had almost 7%.
Those 4 agencies are the only federal agencies with a higher incidence of work-related injury and illness than the United States Postal Service.
The Department of Defense had 2.58%
The FBI had 3.36%
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had 5.32%
The Social Security Administration had 1.25%.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs had 3.74%.
If you are a USPS employee, your chances of sustaining a work injury are very high. Call WOLMED if you are hurt on the job. We can help you today.