Participation by private sector employers is mandated by OSHA. OSHA's recordkeeping advisor explains some of the regulations that apply. For State and local government employers, your State laws determine whether participation in the survey is mandatory. This information can be found on your survey form.
You were randomly selected as part of a probability survey of about 230,000 establishments across the entire country. The establishments selected for this survey were separated into groups according to their location, industry, and number of employees to form a representative sample for the nation and each participating state.
According to OSHA recordkeeping rules, you should classify a case according to its most serious outcome. In this instance, you would classify this as a case with days away from work, while recording the number of days away from work AND days of job transfer or restriction in the corresponding columns.
For the 2019 survey year, we are collecting days of job transfer or restriction case information for entities within the NAICS industries beginning with 111, 336, 445, 484, 713, and 722. Respondents were notified if required to provide this information in the pre-notification letter and in the letter received with survey instructions. If you are unsure whether you are required to provide this information, please contact your state.
Report only for the location(s) identified on the front page under "Report for:" Instructions on how to locate this section are located here.
If the instruction says "Report for: Statewide Operations of Addressed Firm" or something similar, report for all of your work sites in that State. Do not include information from establishments in other States.
If you are not sure what to do, you can contact any state listed on one of the forms sent to you. State contact information is located on the upper right corner of the front of your survey form.
No. For OSHA recordkeeping purposes (per guidance provided by OSHA), an emergency room is a facility staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment. It can be either free standing or attached to a hospital. These facilities are almost always labeled as an "Emergency Room" or "ER".
Urgent care facilities, health units, infirmaries, and visits to a general practitioner's (primary care physician's) office are NOT considered to be emergency room visits under this definition.
You can report additional for additional establishments using your existing account. On the Select Establishment Page:
Click the "Add Establishment" button.
Type in your establishment ID into the bottom row of the table using the following format:
xx-xxxxxxxxx-x. You can locate your establishment ID on your survey form under the section "Report for:" See here for details.
Hit the "Add" button located to the left of the Establishment ID that was just typed in.
Yes! Your information and identity are kept in strict confidence in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Integrity Guidelines, and used for statistical purposes only. More information on BLS data integrity can be found here.
Your information is used to provide detailed statistics on occupational injuries and workplace safety to academia, researchers, companies, advocacy groups, and the general public. More information about our program can be found here.
No. OSHA's electronic reporting requirements do not change requirements for completing the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. BLS recognizes that in some cases employers will be required to report information to both OSHA and BLS, and will continue efforts to make the submission process as convenient as possible.
Data collected by OSHA do not currently meet BLS requirements for producing accurate and statistically valid estimates. Additional research is necessary to determine if or how BLS may be able to utilize data collected by OSHA. BLS is currently evaluating methodologies that may allow for use of OSHA-collected data in the future as a way to minimize reporting burden.
Visit OSHA’s webpage for additional information on their recordkeeping rule requiring employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA. Additional questions should be directed to OSHA.
If you are not sure which establishment(s) to report data for, please contact the State Office listed on the front of your survey form.
If you require further assistance completing the survey, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.