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WORKPLACE INJURIES   •  Jul 2020  •  Volume 9 / Number 9

Nearly 50 years of occupational safety and health data

Nearly 50 years of occupational safety and health data

This Beyond the Numbers article recognizes the 50th anniversary of the OSH Act of 1970 and discusses the SOII and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and changes in occupational safety and health data. These sister programs publish information on the counts, incidence rates, and characteristics of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses and fatal injuries, respectively

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