Industry Profiles

Detailed nonfatal data for 2021 are not currently available.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is transitioning from an annual to a biennial (every two years) publication schedule.  The final publication of a single year of cases involving days away from work estimates is for reference year 2020. In the fall of 2023, BLS will publish detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for both Days Away from Work (DAFW) and for Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR) cases.

Industry profiles provide data on the characteristics of injured and ill workers, and the injuries and illnesses that affected them by work industry sector. These data, which may be used to help set priorities for occupational safety and health programs and for benchmarking, indicate how many workers died from on-the-job injuries and how many were affected by nonfatal injuries and illnesses.

The fatality information only covers deaths due to injuries and comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The data are for calendar years 2011-2021 and include wage and salary workers, the self-employed, and unpaid family workers in all types of businesses and industries.

The data on nonfatal cases cover occupational injuries and illnesses and come from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2011-2020. The estimates are the number of cases involving days away from work (with or without days of restricted work activity). For most industries, nonfatal case data do not cover the self-employed, unpaid family workers, or federal, state, or local government employees. To view nonfatal cases involving state and local government employees, select government as the industry.

Data are presented for the sex, age, and occupation of the worker and for the nature of the injury or illness, the source of the injury or illness, and the event or exposure that produced the injury or illness.

Please note: BLS did not report fatality data at the private industry level for several major industry sectors in 2019. BLS indicates that these industries did not meet publishable standards for 2019. BLS suppresses industry estimates if they don’t meet certain criteria for both reliability and confidentiality.

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