Occupational Profile

Occupational profiles provide data on the characteristics of injured and ill workers and the injuries and illnesses that affected them by occupational category. 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 is for calendar years 2011-2019 and includes wage and salary workers, the self-employed, and unpaid family workers in all types of businesses and industries.

The nonfatal data covers occupational injuries and illnesses in the private sector and comes from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2011-2019. The estimates are the number of cases involving days away from work (with or without days of restricted work activity). For most occupations, nonfatal cases data does not cover the self-employed or unpaid family workers. Nonfatal estimates also exclude federal, state, and local government employees.

Data is presented for the sex, age, and industry 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. For a more accurate comparison of injury and illness frequency, adjust the category “level of detail” filter to compare categories of similar scope.

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