Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual

The Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) Manual provides the classification system used to code the case characteristics of injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). This manual contains the rules of selection, code descriptions, code titles, and indices, for the following code structures: Nature of Injury or Illness, Part of Body Affected, Source of Injury or Illness, Event or Exposure, and Secondary Source of Injury or Illness.

The OIICS was originally developed and released in 1992. Clarifications and corrections were incorporated into the manual in 2007. These were used to code data for years up to and including 2010 (PDF 956K). Because of the minor changes involved in the 2007 revision, that version of the OIICS Manual may be used as a reference source for SOII and CFOI data for 1992-2010.

The coding structure underwent a comprehensive revision in 2010. A list of major changes that were implemented in that revision (OIICS 2.0) is available (PDF 53K). A minor update (OIICS 2.01), incorporating some corrections and clarifications, was released in January 2012. BLS will adopt OIICS 2.01 beginning with CFOI and SOII data for 2011. Case characteristic data for 2011 are, therefore, a break in series with data for prior years.

Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System, Version 2.01

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A list of changes in OIICS 2.01 can be found here (PDF 300 KB)

Last Modified Date: January 10, 2014

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