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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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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).

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Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases: 2,654,700 in 2020 Historical Data

Cases involving days away from work: 1,176,300 in 2020 Historical Data

Median days away from work: 12 in 2020 Historical Data

Cases involving sprains, strains, tears: 266,530 in 2020 Historical Data

Cases involving injuries to the back: 128,220 in 2020 Historical Data

Cases involving falls, slips, trips: 211,640 in 2020 Historical Data

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatal injuries (all sectors): 4,764 in 2020 Historical Data

Roadway incidents (all sectors): 1,038 in 2020 Historical Data

Falls, slips, trips (all sectors): 805 in 2020 Historical Data

Homicides (all sectors): 392 in 2020 Historical Data

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News Releases

//CFOI Charts PO Test 12062022// 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2019, up 2% from 2018

12/16/2021

//CFOI Charts PO Test 12062022// 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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//OSH UPUBSPO Source 11012022// Employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases...

11/01/2022

//OSH UPUBSPO Source 11012022// In 2022, employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases in private industry, down 5.7 percent from 2021. Injury cases declined to 2.1 million in 2022 from 2.7 million in 2021, while illness cases more than quadrupled to 544,600 cases in 2022.
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Next Release

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.

Publications

Monthly Labor Review

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Where did workers perform their jobs in the early 21st century?

This article examines where workers perform their jobs and how their work locations have changed in recent years. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Fatal occupational injuries to independent workers

In recent years, the nature of the worker–employer dynamic has changed in many ways. One change is a shift from a continuous work agreement with no foreseeable end to a relationship that is finite and that encompasses a single-task, short-term contract, or freelance work. read more »

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