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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: More information

Technical references

Katharine G. Abraham, William L. Weber, and Martin E. Personick, "Improvements in the BLS safety and health statistical program," Monthly Labor Review, April 1996, pp. 3–12, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1996/04/art1full.pdf.

Jeff Brown, "Nonfatal injuries and illnesses in state and local government workplaces in 2008," Monthly Labor Review, February 2011, pp. 33–40, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/02/art3full.pdf.

Dino Drudi, "A century-long quest for meaningful and accurate occupational injury and illness statistics," Compensation and Working Conditions, Winter 1997, pp. 19–27, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/cwc/a-century-long-quest-for-meaningful-and-accurate-occupational-injury-and-illness-statistics.pdf.

Dino Drudi, "The quest for meaningful and accurate occupational injury and illness statistics," Monthly Labor Review, December 2015, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/the-quest-for-meaningful-and-accurate-occupational-health-and-safety-statistics.htm.

Joyce Northwood, Eric Sygnatur, and Janice Windau, “Updated BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System,” Monthly Labor Review, August 2012, pp. 19–28, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/08/art3full.pdf.

Guy A. Toscano and Janice Windau, "Fatal Work Injuries from the 1992 National Census," Monthly Labor Review, October 1993, pp. 39–48, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1993/10/art3full.pdf.

Guy A. Toscano, Janice Windau, and Dino Drudi, "Using the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System as a Safety Management Tool," Compensation and Working Conditions, June 1996, pp. 19–28, https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfar0014.pdf.

Details on the first data reported on fatal occupational injuries incurred by contracted workers, reference year 2011 can be found at “Contractor data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI),”  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011), https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/contractor2011.pdf.

“Corrections to Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses data, 2011 and 2012” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/bls/errata/iif_errata_1014.htm.

“Days of job transfer or restriction pilot study,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/iif/days-of-job-transfer-or-restriction.htm.

Explanation of the differences between employment-based fatal injury rates and the hours-based fatal injury rates that are currently published can be found at “Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries—hours-based rates,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshnotice10.htm.

More articles on safety and health topics can be found from the Monthly Labor Review at https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/subject/a.htm.

Detailed BLS coding structures used to classify workplace injuries resulting in death and for nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work, with explanatory article can be found at “Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) manual,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, version 2.0, September 2010), https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshoiics.htm.

Explanation and research on the ongoing work to evaluate accuracy, quality, and completeness of the SOII can be found at “Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data Quality Research,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/iif/data-quality.htm.

“Standard Occupational Classification,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/soc.

Guidelines to assist employers in comparing their injury and illness experience to others with similar-size workforces in the same industry can be found at “Using Survey data to evaluate your firm’s injury and illness experience,” (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), https://www.bls.gov/iif/osheval.htm.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace injuries and illnesses, Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work, and National census of fatal occupational injuries. News releases issued annually. Available for 1994 forward at https://www.bls.gov/iif.

“North American Industry Classification System,” (U.S. Census Bureau), https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.

"Safety and Health in the Workplace," Report on the American Workforce (U.S. Department of Labor. 1994), chapter 3.

“OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping,” (U.S. Department of Labor), http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html.

“Standard Industrial Classification,” (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration), http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sic_manual.html.

William J. Wiatrowski, "Occupational safety and health statistics: new data for a new century," Monthly Labor Review (October 2005), pp. 3–10, https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2005/10/art1full.pdf.

William J. Wiatrowski, “Using workplace safety and health data for injury prevention,” Monthly Labor Review (October 2013), https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/article/using-workplace-safety-data-for-prevention.htm.

William J. Wiatrowski and Jill A. Janocha, “Comparing fatal work injuries in the United States and the European Union,” Monthly Labor Review (June 2013), https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/comparing-fatal-work-injuries-us-eu.htm.

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Last Modified Date: December 08, 2020