Industry Profiles

Detailed nonfatal data over 2021- 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has transitioned 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 was for reference year 2020. BLS now publishes detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for Days Away from Work (DAFW), Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR), and Days Away from Work, Job Restriction, or Transfer (DART) 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 2011-2022 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 (SOII) for 2011-2022. From 2011 through 2020, annual estimates are available for the number of DAFW cases (with or without days of restricted work activity). Starting in 2021, biennial estimates are available for DAFW, DJTR, and DART cases. This page highlights both DAFW and DART estimates. The latest estimate period available reflects cases occurring in 2021 and 2022. 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. Use the filters to select the industry sector of interest and the injury measure to view:

  • Fatal cases
  • DAFW cases
  • DART cases
  • DAFW cases per 10,000 workers
  • DART cases per 10,000 workers

All fatality data are available annually, while DAFW data are available annually through 2020. Starting in 2021, biennial data are available for both DAFW and DART. Because DAFW data transitioned from annual reporting to biennial reporting in 2021, care should be used when comparing trends.

Please note: BLS does not regularly report fatality data at the private industry level for some major industry sectors. BLS suppresses industry estimates if they don’t meet certain criteria for both reliability and confidentiality.

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