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Occupational Injury, Illness, and Fatality Data





Occupational Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities

Annually, the State of Delaware conducts the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Each year, a sample of Delaware’s private industries, as well as state and local government agencies, is selected to participate in the survey. Excluded from participating are the self-employed; farms with fewer than 11 employees; private households; and federal government agencies.

The survey provides estimates of the number and frequency of workplace injuries and illnesses in Delaware based on the OSHA 300 logs kept by employers each year. Detailed information about workers sustaining serious nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring the worker to spend a day or more recuperating away from work are also reported. The information consists of the physical characteristics of the disabling condition (nature), part of body affected, the way in which the incident occurred (event or exposure), what directly produced or inflicted the condition (source), age, race, gender, length of service, etc.

The data links shown below reflect the results of the Annual SOII for Delaware.


Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Incidence Rates


Case and Demographic Characteristics for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away from Work


Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

Annually, the State of Delaware conducts the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CFOI program is a census meaning that it provides a comprehensive count of all Delaware workplace fatalities. Fatal injuries occurring in the private and public sectors, the military, the self-employed, and certain volunteer organizations are counted. Over the years, most of Delaware’s deaths were due to highway incidents, pedestrian incidents, falls to a lower level, and homicides. We provide data on these fatal injuries from 1992 – 2015.

Delaware Workplace Fatalities press release

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Year

 

Annual Employment

 

Non-fatal Injuries & Illnesses

 

Fatal Injuries

 

2018

 

464,215

 

9,800

 

7

 

2017

 

456,483

 

8,800

 

10

 

2016

 

454,000

 

10,100

 

12

 

2015

 

433,748

 

9,600

 

8

 

2014

 

423,598

 

9,600

 

12

 

2013

 

413,422

 

9,700

 

11

 

2012

 

405,674

 

9,800

 

14

 

2011

 

402,973

 

10,200

 

10

 

2010

 

395,300

 

10,600

 

8

 

2009

 

411,300

 

11,100

 

7

 

2008

 

422,700

 

11,600

 

11

 

2007

 

365,800

 

10,300

 

10

 

2006

 

362,900

 

11,500

 

15

Non-fatal Injury and Illness counts are comprised of Days Away from Work cases in Private Industry


OSHA Recordkeeping

The Delaware Department of Labor’s Office of Safety and Health Consultation provides training and instructional materials on OSHA Recordkeeping. Training sessions are conducted at the Department of Labor’s main office in Wilmington and in Dover. Upon request, we will provide in-house training at your establishment.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to:

Delaware Department of Labor
Office of Safety and Health Consultation
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone: Fred Eysaldt – (302) 451-3420
Email: frederick.eysaldt@delaware.gov 
Fax: (302) 622-4104



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