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2002 metalcasting industry lost workday injury, illness rates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2002 Injury and Illness rates. These numbers reflect the lost workday rates as well as OSHA recordable rates for the metalcasting industry.

When OSHA decides what firms will be targeted for compliance inspections, the agency picks industries that reflect the highest rates. This chart shows five years of comparisons for foundry industry SIC codes. The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full time workers and were calculated as the number of injuries divided by the total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year and multiplied by 200,000 (the base for 100 equivalent full-time workers working 40 hr/wk, 50 wk/yr). While numbers as a whole reflect a downward trend, they are still higher then the general average.
Table 1. Occupational Injury Rates per 100 Full Time Workers

 Total OSHA
 Recordable
 Injury &
 Illness
 Cases

 SIC (1)
 Code 2002 2001

All Manufacturing -- 7.2 8.1
Primary Metal Industries 33 10.3 10.7
Iron & Steel Foundries 332 15.8 16.7
Gray & Ductile Iron 3321 17.4 18.9
Malleable 3322 18.3 11.2
Steel Investment 3324 9.8 11.5
Steel, n.e.c. 3325 14.1 14.0
Nonferrous Foundries (Castings) 336 13.5 13.1
Aluminum Die Castings 3363 15.9 16.1
Aluminum Foundries 3365 12.8 13.4
Valves & Pipe Fittings, n.e.c. 3494 8.1 8.9
Plumbing, Fixtures, Fittings & Trim 3432 6.6 6.3

 Total OSHA Recordable
 Injury & Illness Cases

 2000 1999 1998

All Manufacturing 9.0 9.2 9.7
Primary Metal Industries 12.6 12.9 14.0
Iron & Steel Foundries 21.0 20.1 22.1
Gray & Ductile Iron 21.7 21.9 25.1
Malleable n.a. n.a. n.a.
Steel Investment 12.1 14.2 13.1
Steel, n.e.c. n.a. 19.3 20.8
Nonferrous Foundries (Castings) 16.5 15.8 17.6
Aluminum Die Castings 15.2 16.2 17.6
Aluminum Foundries 18.3 18.3 18.2
Valves & Pipe Fittings, n.e.c. 8.9 9.8 9.9
Plumbing, Fixtures, Fittings & Trim 5.7 8.0 7.3

 Total OSHA Lost Workday
 InjuryAnd Illness
 (Lwdii) Cases (2)

 2002 2001 2000

All Manufacturing 4.1 4.1 4.5
Primary Metal Industries 5.5 5.3 6.3
Iron & Steel Foundries 7.2 7.3 9.2
Gray & Ductile Iron 7.2 7.4 9.3
Malleable 9.5 6.1 n.a.
Steel Investment 6.3 6.8 6.2
Steel, n.e.c. 7.2 7.7 n.a.
Nonferrous Foundries (Castings) 8.5 7.7 8.5
Aluminum Die Castings 9.7 9.4 7.4
Aluminum Foundries 7.7 8.1 9.9
Valves & Pipe Fittings, n.e.c. 5.0 4.3 3.8
Plumbing, Fixtures, Fittings & Trim 3.1 3.7 3.1

 Total OSHA Lost Workday
 InjuryAnd Illness
 (Lwdii) Cases (2)

 1999 1998

All Manufacturing 4.6 4.7
Primary Metal Industries 6.3 7.0
Iron & Steel Foundries 8.8 10.6
Gray & Ductile Iron 8.6 11.5
Malleable n.a. n.a.
Steel Investment 8.8 6.7
Steel, n.e.c. 9.3 11.1
Nonferrous Foundries (Castings) 8.8 9.7
Aluminum Die Castings 9.6 8.5
Aluminum Foundries 10.2 11.4
Valves & Pipe Fittings, n.e.c. 5.3 5.2
Plumbing, Fixtures, Fittings & Trim 4.1 4.8

n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified * n.a. = not available * (1) Standard
Industrial Classifications (SIC) Manual, 1987 Edition * (2) Total lost
workday injuries and illness cases involves cases with days away from
work and cases with restricted work.
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