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2016 SURVEY OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES & ILLNESSES

Private industry employers reported nearly 48,500 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates released yesterday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics based on its (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). There were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, which occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers.

 

The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the incidence rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. These data are collected through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

 

SOII is an establishment-based survey used to estimate incidence rates and counts of workplace injuries and illnesses. Besides injury and illness counts, survey respondents also are asked to provide additional information for the subset of nonfatal cases that involved at least 1 day away from work, beyond the day of injury or onset of illness. Employers answer several questions about these cases, including the demographics of the worker, the nature of the disabling condition, the event and source producing that condition, and the part of body affected.

 

Download the white paper and learn more about the survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics based on its (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII).

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