YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

 Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

This graph shows work-related injury fatality rates for 15 to 17 year olds in the United States for the time period 1994 to 2017. There is not a clear trend in these numbers, with rises and falls in youth fatality rates over the time period. The highest fatality rate, 3.8 deaths per 100,000 fulltime equivalents, was in the years 1995 and 1999. The lowest fatality rate, 1.3 deaths per 100,000 fulltime equivalents, was in 2017.

Fatality Rates/100,000 Fulltime Equivalents (FTE) for 15-17 Year-Olds by Year, United States
This graph shows work-related injury fatality rates for 15 to 17 year olds in the United States for the time period 1994 to 2017. There is not a clear trend in these numbers, with rises and falls in youth fatality rates over the time period. The highest fatality rate, 3.8 deaths per 100,000 fulltime equivalents, was in the years 1995 and 1999. The lowest fatality rate, 1.3 deaths per 100,000 fulltime equivalents, was in 2017. (Source: Fatal injury totals and rates were generated by NIOSH researchers with restricted access to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) microdata and BLS Current Population Survey data; additional information at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htmexternal icon and www.bls.gov/cps/home.htmexternal icon. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of BLS.)

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