Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is a Federal/State program in which employer reports are collected from private industry establishments and State and local government agencies and processed by State agencies cooperating with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Survey measures nonfatal injuries and illnesses only. It excludes the self-employed; farms with fewer that 11 employees; private households; and Federal government agencies.
The Survey provides estimates of the number and frequency (incidence rates) of workplace injuries and illnesses based on logs kept by employers during the year. These records reflect not only the year’s injury and illness experience, but also the employer’s understanding of which cases are work related under recordkeeping rules revised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U. S. Department of Labor and made effective on January 1, 2002.
Data for the 2003 reference year mark the first time for the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses that establishments are classified by industry based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Manual. NAICS recognizes hundreds of new businesses in the United States economy, most of which are in the service producing sector. NAICS classifies establishments into a detailed industry based on the production processes and provided services. As a result of the conversion to NAICS, the estimates by industry from the 2003 survey are not comparable with those from prior years.
Information on number and incidence rates are available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website. Click on either State or National for the data tables.
Characteristics of Workplace Injuries in Hawaii
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Please contact the Research and Statistics Office at (808) 586-9001 with additional workplace injury or illness questions.
Information and questions on safety and health programs can be directed to the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division, Consultation and Training Branch at (808) 586-9100.