A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: Overview

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. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) collects and publishes a complete count of work-related fatal injuries and descriptive data on their circumstances.

The Handbook of Methods also provides information on the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses at https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/home.htm. SOII is an establishment-based survey used to estimate incidence rates and counts of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Quick Facts: Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Subject areas Workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities
Key measures Fatal workplace injuries
How the data are obtained Administrative records
Classification system Demographic, Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail Metro area, National, State
Scope Government, Military, Private sector, State and local government
Key products
Program webpage


Last Modified Date: November 03, 2017