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Inputs: Occupational Safety and Health Risks

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases information on workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities for all industry sectors.

Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses

Annually BLS provides information about average non-fatal injury and illness incidence rates by establishment size within industries (see links to BLS tables below)business. Average incidence rates are reported overall and by quartiles. Note that "establishment" means a location where economic activity is conducted. One firm or enterprise may operate multiple establishments. More information about these definitions may be found here. Also note that some researchers have attributed lower incidence rates for establishments with fewer than 10 employees to possible under-reporting.

Total recordable cases - 2010
Cases with days away from work, restriction, and job transfer - 2010
Days away from work cases - 2010
Cases with days of job transfer or restriction - 2010
Other recordable cases - 2010
Total recordable cases - injuries only - 2010

BLS Annual Workplace Injury and Illness Summary - 2010 (No data by establishment size)

Fatalities

BLS does not analyze work-related fatality data by establishment size. However, BLS does provide analyses of fatality data by such variables as industry, cause of death, ethnicity of victim, and type of employer (public-private). Below are some BLS reports about workplace fatalities. They are generally updated annually.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2009 [PDF - 55 KB]

Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or exposure, 2009 [PDF - 454 KB]

NIOSH Worker Health eChartbook
The eChartbook is a descriptive epidemiologic reference on occupational morbidity and mortality in the United States. A web-based resource for agencies, organizations, employers, researchers, workers, and others who need to know about occupational injuries and illnesses, the eChartbook includes more than 8,000 figures and tables describing the magnitude, distribution, and trends of the Nation's occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

NOTE: Data presented in this document are based on the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), which does not correspond directly with the 2002 NAICS. For information on converting 1987 SIC codes to 2002 NAICS codes

 

 
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