Examining Evidence On Whether BLS Undercounts Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

Source: John W. Ruser, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, August 2008

The BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses offers many advantages over other data systems, and BLS has been working on improvements to increase its accuracy and scope; nevertheless, there is a debate about whether the survey undercounts injuries and illnesses to any significant extent

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