The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. These data are collected through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) discovered errors in the estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) – Case and Demographics associated with Source of Injury or Illness categories 3244 (Oil drilling rigs and machinery) and 345 (Derricks and related equipment) for reference years 2011 to 2017 (except 2015). The error affected estimates for case counts, incidence rates, and median days away from work. For additional information, see Incorrect Data for Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, 2011–17 (except 2015).
Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
by Case Circumstances and Worker Characteristics
Fatal Occupational Injuries
by Industry, Case Circumstances, and Worker Characteristics
The quest for meaningful and accurate occupational health and safety statistics
A description of how the Occupational Safety and Health Statistics program has evolved to offer more accurate and complete data on occupational injuries and illnesses.
A pilot study of job-transfer or work-restriction cases, 2011–2013
This report presents data that led to employees being transferred to another job or restricted from their normal duties.
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
Industry, Occupation, and Case Coding
A total of 5,147 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2017, down slightly from the 2016 total of 5,190. The fatal injury rate was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, also down from 3.6 in 2016.
About 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2017, occurring at a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time workers. Both the number of injuries and illnesses and the rate of these cases declined from 2016.
- November 2019 - Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (2018 data)
- December 2019 - Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2018 data)
- Archived news releases
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. Here are links to assist you with these subjects:
Other Useful Links
What BLS does not have
- We consider data provided by individual companies to be confidential and not for public release.
- Costs are not available from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities statistical program.
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
Fax: (202) 691-6196 or (202) 691-7862
Written inquiries should be directed to:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Office of Safety, Health and Working Conditions
Postal Square Building - Suite 3180
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry
Total recordable cases:
2,811,500 in 2017
Cases involving days away from work:
882,700 in 2017
Median days away from work:
8 in 2017
Cases involving sprains, strains, tears:
311,330 in 2017
Cases involving injuries to the back:
148,780 in 2017
Cases involving falls, slips, trips:
227,760 in 2017
Fatal work-related injuries
Total fatal injuries (all sectors):
5,147 in 2017
Roadway incidents (all sectors):
1,299 in 2017
Falls, slips, trips (all sectors):
887 in 2017
Homicides (all sectors):
458 in 2017
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