Bureau of Labor Statistics: Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Statistics
Survey Respondents (Updated 1/14/2019)
Employers selected for the 2018 BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses were emailed or mailed instructions for completing the 2018 survey as of January 11th, 2019. If you want to check if your establishment was selected to participate, please contact the BLS staff to assist you.
Employers selected to participate in the 2019 BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses were mailed a Notice of Recordkeeping Requirements mid-December 2018. If you received the notification, you are required to keep 2019 injury logs regardless of OSHA-exempt status; records will be collected in January 2020.
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“According to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Survey of Occupational injuries and Illnesses (SOII), there were 82,700 total injuries and illnesses reported by Wisconsin employers in 2016, an increase from the 78,800 total injuries and illnesses reported for 2015. The rate of injury and illness rose from 3.6 in 2015 to 3.8 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Nationally, the total recordable case rate declined from 3.3 to 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers.” Continue reading…
BLS WI Press Release: Rate of Fatal Worker Injuries Remains Consistent in WI in 2016 – Jan. 19th, 2018
“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 105 Wisconsin workers who died due to injury in 2016. This number reflects a slight increase from 104 fatalities in 2015. Wisconsin’s overall fatality rate remained consistent from 2015 to 2016 with 3.6 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. The number of workplace deaths in Wisconsin the past decade (2007-2016) range from 77 in 2008 to 114 in 2012, and average 97 fatalities annually.” Continue reading…