The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.
According to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 375 workers were killed in shootings while on the job in 2012. Robbers were the assailants in 33 percent of the workplace homicides involving shootings in 2012, while coworkers accounted for 13 percent. There were two incidents in 2012 where at least 5 people were killed in workplace shootings; a total of 12 workers died in these two incidents. From 1992 to 2012, 140 government workers were shot and killed by a coworker while on the job.
For more information on the preliminary 2012 data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, please see the latest news release (PDF).
Never-before-released data on job transfer or restriction cases for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses are now available. New fatal data have also been published on contractors. More ».
November 26, 2013
The rate of severe occupational injuries/illnesses decreased for the private sector and local government in 2012. Despite the decrease, the rates increased for private sector transportation and material moving occupations and three other occupation groups. More »
August 22, 2013
The preliminary count of fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. in 2012 was 4,383, down from the revised total of 4,693 in 2011. Overall, fatal occupational injuries are down nearly 25 percent since 2006. More »
November 07, 2013
Private industry employers reported nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012, lowering the incidence rate to 3.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers compared to 3.5 cases in 2011. More »
|Customized Injuries & Illnesses Tools|
|Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Fatal Injuries Profiles
Allows users to search nonfatal and fatal data for the nation and for States from the most current Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries programs. Users can search by industry, demographic characteristics, and case characteristics. Historical data for years prior to the current year are also available.
|Incidence Rate Calculator and Comparison Tool
Allows users to calculate injury and illness incidence rates for their specific establishment or firm and to compare them with the averages for the Nation, for States, and for the industry in which the establishment is found.
|Workplace Injuries & Illnesses|
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2011 forward)
|Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: selected characteristics (2011 forward)
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Industry Data
Much of our data are already included in tables and articles. You can Search for those tables and articles that have a specific word or phrase included in their titles.
You can download an electronic version of any article or table from the BLS FTP site.
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:
Telephone: (202) 691-6170
Fax: (202) 691-6196 or (202) 691-7862
Written inquiries should be directed to:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Office of Safety, Health and Working Conditions
Postal Square Building - Suite 3180
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20212