In order to improve the health and safety of workers, the Iowa Division of Labor gathers data about work-related injuries and illnesses. The data are used to reduce future risks. Data for three years is available on line.
More information for survey respondents is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is a joint federal and state program. Based on factors such as size and industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics chooses individual employers who must complete the survey for a calendar year. More than 4,000 Iowa employers participate each year.
Survey Information from Individual Employers
Survey information from individual employers is not available to the general public, nor is it available to Iowa OSHA for enforcement activities. Rather, statistical information from many employers is released together without identifying information.
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries is a joint federal and state program to obtain detailed information on all fatal workplace injuries. Although the federal census is limited to injuries, the Iowa Division of Labor census includes illnesses as well.