The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) OSHS program provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. These data are collected through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. BLS contracts with states to collect and process occupational safety and health statistics. These types of programs are called federal-state cooperative programs. In Montana, the Department of Labor, Data Management Section of the Employment Relations Divisions provides these data.
Brief History of the OSHS Program
1970—Following passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, BLS was tasked with developing a comprehensive statistical system covering work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in private industry.
1972—First year the SOII was conducted by BLS. The survey provided estimates of the number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses by industry.
1992—SOII estimates were expanded to include detailed case characteristics and worker demographics for cases that involved days away from work. CFOI was initiated to provide a complete annual count of all fatal work injuries.