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.
How COVID-19 is reflected in the SOII data
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Nearly 50 years of occupational safety and health data
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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
Fatal work injuries in 2020 at 4,764, down 10.7% from 2019
There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7-percent decrease from 5,333 in 2019. The fatal work injury rate was 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, down from 3.5 per 100,000 FTE in 2019.
In 2020, employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases in private industry, down 5.7% from 2019. Injury cases declined to 2.1 million in 2020 from 2.7 million in 2019, while illness cases more than quadrupled to 544,600 cases in 2020.
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.
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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.
Telephone: (202) 691-6170
Written inquiries should be directed to:
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry
Fatal work-related injuries