The U.S. government requires Bergen County employers to keep records about illnesses and injuries among employees. Companies aren't reporting every cold and cough, but they are keeping tabs on how worker health conditions affect the workplace.
The contents of a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report covered the numbers associated with nonfatal health problems among workers, in and out of the private sector, during 2013. More than 3 million illness and injury cases were reported that year in non-government workplaces. The health and safety of government employees fared much worse than their private sector counterparts.