230060 BLS Construction Surveillance Data

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Elizabeth Rogers, MSc , Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects and publishes fatal and non-fatal occupational safety and health statistics. This presentation will report on the fatal and non-fatal occupational injury and illness data available from the BLS for the construction industry. Information on program methodology and procedures will also be presented.

The BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) produces counts of fatal work injuries. Information about each workplace fatality is collected and aggregate data are published by industry, worker characteristics, and case circumstance. Industries for which fatal data are published include the construction industry.

The BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) estimates the number and incidence rates of workplace injuries and illnesses based on OSHA 300 logs kept by employers. Non-fatal data are published by industry (including construction) and, for cases which require at least one day away from work, by case and demographic categories. In 2008, national BLS non-fatal injury and illness data were published for State government and local government for the first time.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
To describe and discuss the occupational injury and illness data for the construction industry available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the supervisor of the Annual Summary program in the BLS Office of Occupational Safety and Health Statistics and I have worked in the occupational safety and health statistics field from 2000 to the present.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.