Bureau of Labor Statistics: SOII and CFOI
The Division of Safety & Hygiene research and statistics department partners with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to conduct the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
Here you'll find information to help complete and submit your response to the SOII survey, and data for both the SOII and CFOI surveys from previous years for the State of Ohio.
Ohio Employer SOII Survey
SOII is the largest survey on the number and frequency of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. Each year more than 4,500 private and public employers are selected as a representative sample of Ohio's employers to participate. Your participation help us obtain a reliable representation of work-related injuries and illnesses in Ohio's workplaces. Selected employers receive notice one year prior to the SOII survey collection to ensure they have established recordkeeping procedures for capturing the necessary data. For most employers this is the mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping logs.
SOII Survey Purpose
The purpose of the SOII survey is to provide annual information to the public on the number and frequency of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Because it's the largest survey of its kind in the U.S., the data can be used to develop workplace safety and health standards, assist in controlling work hazards, and provide information to employers and consultants for developing workplace training.
"The confidential BLS survey is designed to be simple to complete and yet provide a wealth of information to assist you in promoting a safer and healthier workplace. Response to this survey as developed as part of the OSHA Act of 1970 (PL 91-596) is mandatory." BLS could impose a fine of $10,000 and/or six months in jail for noncompliance.
SOII resources and data
- BLS resources
- Complete your survey
- What you need to know about SOII - fact sheet
- BLS program contacts
Data by year
Stats at work archive
- Injury/illness Rates in Ohio's Food Manufacturing Businesses
- Occupational hearing loss in manufacturing industry workers
The CFOI program gathers information on comprehensive count and descriptive statistics on fatal occupational injuries across the nation. The census provides highly accurate information due to its methodology, which includes use of multiple data sources for surveillance purposes. The census provides valuable information used by safety and health organizations and professionals to identify and track specific life-threatening hazards and enhance effectiveness of preventive measures. Results from the program at state and national levels are published annually.