YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH
Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses
Rates of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Emergency Departments by Age Group, United States, 2017
This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries and illnesses treated in emergency departments by age group in the United States for 2017. The highest rate is seen for workers 18 to 24 years of age, with a rate of 2.9 injuries per 100 fulltime equivalents. The next highest rate is seen for workers 15 to 17 years of age, with a rate of 2.6 injuries per 100 fulltime equivalents. Rates decline for older age groups from a rate of 2.1 injuries per 100 fulltime equivalents for workers 25 to 34 years of age to a rate of 1.1 for workers 65 years and older.