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.
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 Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is an electronic reporting requirement for some establishments developed and maintained by OSHA. The SOII is a survey of establishments administered by BLS for statistical purposes. Some employers may be required to report to OSHA and may also be sampled for participation in the SOII.
More information on OSHA electronic reporting requirements can be found here.
BLS has implemented several matching criteria in addition to the OSHA ID to ensure the confidentiality and security of SOII respondents, and to ensure that the establishment matches the location(s) sampled by the SOII.
The OSHA ID number is sent to a respondent by OSHA once they enter their information into the OSHA ITA system. The OSHA ID would appear in a confirmation email sent from DoNotReply@osha.gov with the subject “OSHA Injury and Illness Report: Successful Submission(s).”
In some instances, yes. Some respondents will be able to provide their OSHA identification number (OSHA ID) to import to BLS the data that they have submitted to the OSHA ITA in that same year. If BLS can successfully match establishment information with information reported to OSHA, data that have been reported to the OSHA ITA will be automatically imported into the SOII Internet Data Collection Facility (IDCF). Imported data are taken from the OSHA 300A form, “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.” Additional information may need to be entered manually to complete the SOII.
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.
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