Occupational Safety Health Statistics- OSHS

OSHS - Occupational Safety & Health Statistics Programs

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

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.


Incidence Rate is the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

Bar graph comparing incidence rates of Montana and the United States for 2017 and 2018. The graph contains the following data points: Montana’s incidence rate for 2017 was 4.3. The U.S. incidence rate for 2017 was 2.8. Montana’s incidence rate for 2018 was 3.9. The U.S. incidence rate for 2018 was 2.8.


There was a total of 28 work-related fatalities in Montana in 2018.

Bar chart showing occupational fatalities by industry. Construction had eight fatalities. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting had five fatalities. Truck Transportation had four fatalities. Other Services, except Public Administration had two fatalities. Couriers and Express Delivery Services had one fatality. Accommodation and Food Services had one fatality. Government had one fatality. Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction had one fatality. Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying had one fatality. Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations had one fatality.
Back To Top