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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.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept completed surveys via E-mail.
We request that you submit your data within 30 calendar days of receiving your survey instructions.
Data provided to the Bureau of Labor Statistics is considered strictly confidential, and unfortunately we cannot provide this information.
For more information, please see our Data Integrity Guidelines and Confidentiality Pledge and Laws. For information on establishments that may have been cited for workplace violations or for other regulatory guidelines, please contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Please contact the State office where you are located and they will assist you in updating your contact information.
You should count the number of regular AND overtime hours worked by employees during the calendar year. You should exclude vacation, sick days, holidays, and any other non-work time.
If you are uncertain of the precise number of hours worked (i.e., for salaried workers), then a reasonable estimate is an acceptable substitute. More information on this can be found here.
You should count full-time employees, part-time employees, temporary workers, seasonal workers, salaried workers, and hourly workers.
More information about this can be found here.
If you did not record the necessary information on your OSHA forms, please use any records you have available.
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.
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.
Guidance for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses related to the COVID-19 pandemic is determined by OSHA. Visit https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html and https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-05-19/revised-enforcement-guidance-recording-cases-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 for instructions.
Passwords are reset yearly after SOII data collection closes. Please contact your State Office to verify if your participation is currently mandated.
Enter your User ID in the following format: 302XXXXXXXXX. This number is located in the bottom right of the front page of your survey form. See here for details.
You can report additional for additional establishments using your existing account. On the Select Establishment Page:
Yes! To modify your survey responses:
Yes. After filling out the survey click the "Submit" button and press "Print Submission.”
Yes. To update establishment information:
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.
No. If you receive a mandatory survey from BLS and are required to provide information to OSHA, you must submit it to both agencies.
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.
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.
Last Modified Date: January 12, 2023