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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Indicator 8.8.1: Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status

US Incidence of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 male fulltime workers


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Actual indicator available Incidence rate of nonfatal cases of injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by sex, Incidence rate of fatal occupational injuries by sex
Actual indicator available - description nonfatal: Cases in private industry, state, and local government fatal: Cases in private industry and federal, state, and local government
Date of national source publication nonfatal: November 2017, fatal: December 2017
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source nonfatal: November 2018, fatal: December 2018
U.S. method of computation nonfatal: (cases/total hours worked) X 20,000,000 fatal: (cases/total hours) X 200,000,000
Comments and limitations fatal: Hours-based fatal injury rates from CFOI are available from 2006 to 2016. Earlier fatal injury rates were employment-based and are not directly comparable to the hours-based rates. More information on the differences between hours-based and employment-based fatal injury rates can be found here: non-fatal: non-fatal rate data are not available prior to 2009
Date metadata updated December 2017
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement nonfatal: Cases per 10,000 fulltime workers, fatal: Cases per 100,000 fulltime workers
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period Calendar year
Scheduled update by SDG team

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Indicator name Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status
Target name Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.
Global indicator description An occupational injury refers to any personal injury, disease or death resulting from an occupational accident, which is an unexpected and unplanned occurrence, including acts of violence, arising out of or in connection with work which results in one or more workers incurring a personal injury, disease or death. A fatal occupational injury is the result of an occupational accident where death occurred within one year from the day of the accident, whereas non-fatal occupational injuries entail a loss of working time. The frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injury are calculated as the number of new cases of fatal and non-fatal occupational injury during the reference year respectively, divided by the total number of hours worked by the workers in the reference group during the reference year, multiplied by 1,000,000. The time lost due to occupational injuries refers to the total number of calendar days during which those persons temporarily incapacitated due to occupational injuries were unable to work, excluding the day of the accident, up to a maximum of one year.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency ILO
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Organisation U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Agency Staff Name BLS Division of International Technical Cooperation staff
Agency Survey Dataset U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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