The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program produces a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses. These data are collected and reported annually through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
Total nonfatal work injury and illness rates, private industry Year Total recordable cases Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer Other recordable cases
2.9 1.6 1.3
2.8 1.5 1.3
2.8 1.6 1.3
2.8 1.5 1.2
2.7 1.7 1
Note: Components may not add to totals due to rounding. For more information on case types, please see our Handbook of Methods concepts page: https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/concepts.htm.
//CFOI ZUNI3 Resilio 07192023// A total of 5,333 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2019, up 2 percent from the 2018 total of 5,250. The fatal work injury rate was 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, which was the rate reported in 2018.
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The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data for 2021 are scheduled to be released on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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