NOTICE 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).
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).
See the most recently published data, or search using the data profiles tool.
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
Collecting union status for the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: a Massachusetts case study
This article describes a special effort in Massachusetts to determine what union information was available in administrative documents.
25 Years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
25 years of data show that workers are incurring fewer injuries and fatalities on the job. There is still work to do make workplaces safer.
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
Handbook of Methods
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.
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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
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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