1971 to present
Mode of Collection
Mandatory reports of occupational injuries, and illnesses by a sample of employers.
The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) is a federal/state program that collects statistics used to identify problems with workplace safety and to develop programs to improve workplace safety. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations require the recording and reporting by employers of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Each January, a sample of employers in private industry and the public sector (state and local government) is selected by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL, BLS) to participate in a mandatory SOII for that calendar year.
Persons in the United States employed in private industry establishments and in state and local government. The survey excludes the self-employed, farms with fewer than 11 employees, private households, and federal government agencies.