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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)

The Division of Safety & Hygiene's research and statistics department in partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Here you'll find information to help you complete and submit your response to the survey and data from the SOII for the State of Ohio.

Each year more than 4,000 private and public employers are selected as a representative sample of Ohio's employers to participate in the survey. When you participate, you 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 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.

The purpose of the survey is to provide annual information to the public on the number and frequency of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. It also provides demographic information and case characteristics for serious injuries requiring time away from work or restricted duties. It's the largest survey of its kind in the United States. 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.

Stats at Work ...

... is designed to provide you examples of industry information for your use as a direct result of the annual BLS survey. We hope this educational tool demonstrates the value of the information collected.


What you need to know about SOII - fact sheet

Completing your survey

Statistics and data (latest)

Stats at Work archive