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Revised 2006 CFOI data now available

The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.

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Current Injury, Illness, and Fatality Data:

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Economic News Releases and Schedule:


  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (HTML) (PDF 118K) 
  • Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
    • Industry counts and frequency rates (HTML) (PDF 62K) 
    • Nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work (HTML) (PDF
  • Survey of Workplace Violence Prevention, 2005 (TXT) (PDF 187K)
  • Survey of Respirator Use and Practices (TXT) (PDF)
  • Time of Lost-Workday Injuries and Illnesses, 2002 - First Results Announced By BLS (PDF)



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Record Keeping, Standards, and Forms:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for the administration and interpretation of issues related to record keeping and safety standards. Here are links to assist you with these subjects:

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What BLS does not have

  • We consider data provided by individual companies to be confidential and not for public release. Costs are not available from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities statistical program.
 Latest Numbers

Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases:
4,085,400 in 2006

Cases involving days away from work:
1,183,500 in 2006

Cases involving sprains, strains, tears:
472,740 in 2006

Cases involving injuries to the back:
250,870 in 2006

Cases involving falls:
234,450 in 2006

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatalities (all sectors):
5,840 in 2006

Total fatalities (private industry):
5,320 in 2006

Highway incidents (private industry):
1,188 in 2006

Falls (private industry):
789 in 2006

Homicides (private industry):
461 in 2006

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1. How many fatal occupational injuries occur in the United States each year that involve cranes?

2. What information does BLS have about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the pipeline industry and about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities due to fires and explosions in all industries?

3. What information does BLS have about coal mining injuries, illnesses, and fatalities?

4. What information does BLS have about workplace violence prevention?

5. How complete are BLS counts of workplace injuries and illnesses?

6. How many Hispanic workers have been fatally injured on the job?

7. Which occupations have the highest fatality rates?

8. How can I evaluate our safety record?

9. How widespread is violence in the workplace? Homicides?

10. Where can I find another company's injury rates?

11. What information do the survey data provide about injury and illness severity?

12. What kind of ergonomics numbers exist?

13. How do I compute injury rates for time periods of less than a year?

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