The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program produces a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses. These data are collected and reported annually through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
For information on nonfatal workplace injury and illness, see the most recently published industry data. See the latest industry incidence rates (OSHA recordable case rates), or calculate a firm's incidence rate by using BLS's incidence rate calculator. More information on calculating incidence rates.
Detailed data on nonfatal injuries and illnesses, including by occupation, event, source, and nature can be found in worker case and demographic data.
For information on fatal workplace injuries, search fatal injuries data.For the highlights of the most recently published data and publication schedule, see IIF news releases.
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State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Special Estimates: State Musculoskeletal Disorders
Number and Rate of Cases of Musculoskeletal Disorder for Nonfatal Occupational Injury and Illness Cases Requiring Days Away From Work (State Tables)
Handbook of Methods
Industry, Occupation, and Case Coding
A total of 5,250 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2018, up 2 percent from the 2017 total of 5,147. The fatal injury rate was unchanged in 2018 at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.
The rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among private industry employees was unchanged for the first time since 2012 at 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers in 2018. Workers in private industry incurred 2.8 million injuries or illnesses in 2018.
Recordkeeping, standards, and forms
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for the administration and interpretation of issues related to record keeping and safety standards.
Other Useful Links
Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF)
Staff members of the IIF program within the Office of Safety, Health and Working Conditions are available Monday through Friday for your assistance.
For microdata access questions see: www.bls.gov/rda/home.htm.
Telephone: (202) 691-6170
Written inquiries should be directed to:
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry
Fatal work-related injuries