Worker Health Surveillance

Estimates of Deaths from Work-related Injuries

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)external icon is a Federal-State cooperative program that produces counts of fatal work-related injuries. Since 1992, it has been implemented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data compiled by the CFOI program are issued yearly for the preceding calendar year. According to BLS, these data help prevent fatal work injuries by:

  • Informing workers of life threatening hazards associated with various jobs;
  • Promoting safer work practices through enhanced job safety training;
  • Assessing and improving workplace safety standards; and
  • Identifying new areas of safety research.

Learn more about deaths from work-related injuries in the charts below. The data used to prepare these charts  can be found on the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuriesexternal icon page.

Page last reviewed: August 24, 2017