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March 9, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Workplace safety for security guards

Percent of fatal work injuries and nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving at least 1 day away from work by time of event for security guards and all workers
Time of event Fatal work injuries, 2003–2009 Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, 2009
All workers Security guards All workers Security guards

12:01 a.m.–4:00 a.m.

5.9 26.4 3.1 10.5

4:01 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

10.7 17.6 9.9 11.6

8:01 a.m.–noon

27.0 9.0 29.7 16.5

12:01 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

26.7 9.8 22.4 17.9

4:01 p.m.–8 p.m.

14.9 9.4 10.6 15.0

8:01 p.m.–midnight

8.1 21.3 5.7 15.9

Time not reported

6.8 6.4 18.6 12.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Workplace safety for security guards.



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