Occupational Safety and Health Statistics

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 9: Occupational Safety and Health Statistics, Updated September 17, 2008

Data on safety and health conditions for workers on the job have been produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since before World War I. The first report issued by the BLS summarized industrial accidents in the iron and steel industries during the war period, presenting information on the frequency and severity of injuries, the occupation of the injured workers, and the nature of their injuries.

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