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Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Accidents, occupational

Industrial accidents

Liability for industrial accidents

Medicine, industrial

Occupational diseases

Search also subdivision Accidents under individual occupational industries

Related Research Guides

Ongoing Sources of Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

"...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."

Includes links to Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) data and information. SOII is "a Federal/State program in which employer's reports are collected annually from about 176,000 private industry establishments and processed by State agencies cooperating with the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

Department of Labor: Workplace Safety & Health

Portal to the U.S. Department of Labor's agencies and units with responsibility for workplace health and safety.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH, part of the Centers for Disease Control, was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970  to develop and enforce workplace safety and health regulations. Workplace Safety & Health topics include Hazards & Exposures and Diseases & Injuries. The Traumatic Occupational Injury section includes links to several resources for nonfatal injury data including the Work-Related Injury Statistics Query System (Work-RISQS), "an interactive query tool to obtain estimates for the number and rate of nonfatal occupational injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs)."

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Preliminary to OSHA investigations are the Fatality/Incident Summaries, “summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers,” which employers are required to report within eight hours of the incident. OSHA's Establishment Specific Injury and Illness database allows searches for industry and employment size from 1996-2011.