Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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.

Corrections to Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses data, 2011 and 2012

Because of data processing errors, incorrect U.S. national estimates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses were published in news releases for reference years 2011 and 2012. For corrected data and additional information see

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IIF News Releases

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work

December 16, 2014

Severe occupational injuries and illnesses decreased to a rate of 109.4 cases per 10,000 full-time workers for private sector and state/local government in 2013. The rate of falls on the same level was up in three industry sectors: construction; wholesale trade; and transportation and warehousing. More »

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Annual)

December 04, 2014

Private industry employers reported 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2013 lowering the incidence rate to 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers compared to 3.4 cases in 2012. More »

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

September 11, 2014

The preliminary count of fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. in 2013 was 4,405, below the revised total of 4,628 in 2012. Overall, fatal occupational injuries are down nearly 25 percent over the past decade. More »




IIF Databases


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.


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Tables Text Files
Workplace Injuries & Illnesses
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2011 forward)
Special Notice Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables Text files
Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: selected characteristics (2011 forward)
Special Notice Top Picks One Screen Data Search Multi Screen Data Search Tables Text Files
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Industry Data
Special Notice Top Picks Multi Screen Data Search Tables Text Files

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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.

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IIF Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who gets included in the BLS counts of workplace injuries and illnesses?
  2. Does the BLS "undercount" workplace injuries and illnesses?
  3. How widespread is violence in the workplace? Homicides?
  4. When is the next news release of work-related injury, illness, or fatal injury data?
  5. I am a safety specialist interested in the types of injuries and illnesses that are occurring in my industry. I would like to know which employees are most likely to be injured, and what events are causing most of the injuries and illnesses. Do you have data that can help me?

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IIF Special Notices


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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Office of Safety, Health and Working Conditions Contacts

Staff members of the Office of Safety, Health and Working Conditions are available Monday through Friday for your assistance.

Telephone: (202) 691-6170
Fax: (202) 691-6196 or (202) 691-7862
E-mail: Staff

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

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