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Handbook of Methods Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Overview

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Overview

The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the incidence 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 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) is an establishment-based survey used to estimate incidence rates and counts of workplace injuries and illnesses. It also provides detailed case and demographic data for cases that involve one or more days away from work (DAFW) and for days of job transfer and restriction (DJTR) for select industries.

The Handbook of Methods also provides information on the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), available at CFOI collects and publishes a complete count of work-related fatal injuries and descriptive data on their circumstances.

Quick Facts: Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Subject areas Workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities
Key measures
  • Nonfatal workplace injuries & illnesses incidence
  • Days away from work
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses
Classification Demographic, Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail National, State
Scope Private sector, State and local government
Key products
Program webpage

Last Modified Date: October 30, 2020