EYE SAFETY

Injury and Illness Data

Work-RISQS
The NIOSH Work-Related Injury Statistics Query System (Work-RISQS) provides national estimates and rates of occupational injuries and illnesses treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. To obtain annual occupational eye injury statistics do queries based on ‘Part of Body = eyeball’.

Survey of Occupational Injuries and IllnessesExternal
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts an annual survey of employers to assess nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in U.S. private industry. Eye injury statistics are provided for OSHA recordable incidents that involve days away from work (see Nonfatal injuries and illnesses case and demographic characteristics sections for Part of Body = eye). BLS has provided summaries for 2002External and 2004External.

Page last reviewed: July 29, 2013 (archived document)