Industry Profiles

Industry profiles provide data on the characteristics of injured and ill workers, and the injuries and illnesses that affected them by work industry sector. This data, which may be used to help set priorities for occupational safety and health programs and for benchmarking, indicates 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 2011-2020 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 covers 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 cases 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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