Wake-up call: First hours at work the riskiest
The median days away from work for recuperation following an injury or illness was seven days. There's a noticeable increase in median days when an employee has been on the job more than 14 hours when the event occurred.
Among high-incident occupations, truck drivers (includes heavy, tractor-trailer, and light or delivery truck drivers), janitors and cleaners, and carpenters had a greater proportion of injuries and illnesses on Mondays. Cooks and sales workers had a greater proportion of their injuries and illnesses on Thursdays and Fridays.