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NOTICE

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.

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW
Monthly Labor Review

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.

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Work Safety Poster
Spotlight On Statistics

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.

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State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities


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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)


IIF News Releases

Total of 5,147 fatal work injuries in 2017, down slightly from 2016

12/18/2018

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.
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Employer-reported injury and illness rate unchanged in 2018 at 2.8 cases per 100 workers

11/07/2019

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.
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Schedule

  • November 2020 - Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (2019 data)
  • December 2020 - Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2019 data)
  • Archived news releases

 

IIF Databases

Calculator

Customized Industry Rate Tool
Injury and Illness
Allows users to calculate injury and illness incidence rates for their specific establishment or firm and to compare them with the averages for the Nation, for States, and for the industry in which the establishment is found.
Injury and Illness Rates Calculator

Databases

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Workplace Injuries & Illnesses
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Fatal Injuries Profiles
        Multi Screen Data Search for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Fatal Injuries Profiles    
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Industry Data (2014 forward)
Special Notice for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Top Picks for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data Finder for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses   Multi Screen Data Search for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Tables for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Text Files for Industry Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: selected characteristics (2011 forward)
Special Notice for Nonfatal cases Top Picks for Nonfatal cases   One Screen Data Search for Nonfatal cases Multi Screen Data Search for Nonfatal cases Tables for Nonfatal cases Text Files for Nonfatal cases
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2011 forward)
Special Notice for Fatal Occupational Injuries Top Picks for Fatal Occupational Injuries   One Screen Data Search for Fatal Occupational Injuries Multi Screen Data Search for Fatal Occupational Injuries Tables for Fatal Occupational Injuries Text files for Fatal Occupational Injuries

 

More Tools

  • Series Report—Already know the series identifier for the statistic you want? Use this shortcut to retrieve your data.
  • Flat files (FTP)—For those who want it all. Download a flat file of the entire database or large subset of the database.

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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

 

Contact IIF

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
E-mail: Staff

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

 

Latest Numbers

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Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases:
2,834,500 in 2018 Historical Data

Cases involving days away from work:
900,400 in 2018 Historical Data

Median days away from work:
8 in 2018 Historical Data

Cases involving sprains, strains, tears:
308,630 in 2018 Historical Data

Cases involving injuries to the back:
142,230 in 2018 Historical Data

Cases involving falls, slips, trips:
240,160 in 2018 Historical Data

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatal injuries (all sectors):
5,147 in 2017 Historical Data

Roadway incidents (all sectors):
1,299 in 2017 Historical Data

Falls, slips, trips (all sectors):
887 in 2017 Historical Data

Homicides (all sectors):
458 in 2017 Historical Data

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