Workplace injuries and illnesses can take a severe toll on the profitability and performance of companies both large and small. Companies in high population areas like Chelsea are especially vulnerable to these losses. In New York State in 2017, there were 203,100 recordable cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. These problems affected up to 2.8 percent of all employees, including state and local government. This figure is down by 0.7 percent since 2007, but more work is necessary to reduce the incidence of workplace-related injuries.