PEOSH Statistical Research Unit
This unit conducts the Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries (CFOI) under contract with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The census provides annual comparative numbers and rates of work-related injury fatalities in Oklahoma. The numbers and rates are compiled with other states to provide national data on work-related injury fatalities in America's workplaces. State and federal OSHA programs use data to improve program efficiency and increase safety and health for Oklahoma workers. Survey reports comparing similar and related information between public entities ensures less duplication of efforts among agencies, and greater benefits. Safety inspections are targeted from collected public sector data in order to best use the state’s limited resources and to gain the greatest, state-wide benefits.
The Statistical Research Unit of the Oklahoma Department of Labor also conducts an annual public sector occupational injury and illness survey. This data offers comparative numbers and rates that reveal safety program needs per industry, state, county, and municipal government.
The Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses (SOII) is conducted annually, through a cooperative relationship between the BLS and participating states. The SOII program is one of the most complete, verifiable counts of non-fatal, work-related injuries and illnesses in the United States. The selected establishments are categorized by location, industry, and the number of employees to ensure an accurate sample size for the nation and all participating states. This data collection is critical to the success of ODOL’s mission to ensure that Oklahoma is a safe and healthy place to live and work. The data is useful in revealing several aspects relative to that mission, such as identifying the circumstances and patterns of work-related injuries. It is also helpful in the creation of safety training and educational materials which are useful in developing industry-standard safety practices. It also allows employers and states to compare their own injury and illness rates against national averages. Finally, the data is a vital component to facilitate and improve the academic research surrounding workplace safety and health. Learn more at https://www.bls.gov/iif/soii-overview.htm