OSHA Releases 2023 Workplace Injury and Illness Data

In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a report outlining 2023 injury and illness data collected under the agency’s new Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, which was published July 2023. The report was compiled from information submitted by more than 375,000 establishments on OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. It included information regarding individual workplace injuries and illnesses for employers with 100 or more employees in several high-hazard industries. Also in April, the agency posted partial data from more than 850,000 OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Form 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report records.  

OSHA publishes injury and illness data each year to help workplaces identify unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that may result in on-the-job injuries and illnesses and take steps to correct them, ensuring they remain compliant with agency rules. 

“Recognizing these hazards will help identify ways to control or prevent them and reduce injuries and illnesses,” said OSHA in a statement announcing the report. “This information will improve research on the occurrence, prevention and control of workplace hazards, injuries and illness types.” 

Establishments that meet any of the following criteria during the previous calendar year do not need to electronically submit their information to OSHA through the Injury Tracking Application

  • The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer employees, regardless of the establishment’s industry.
  • The establishment’s industry is listed on Appendix A to Subpart B of OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, regardless of the number of employees working at the establishment.
  • The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year AND the establishment’s industry is not on Appendix A to Subpart E of OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation.

During the past year, OSHA has used the information from companies that are required to submit to conduct extensive outreach through webinars, educational videos, social media, and monthly stakeholder emails to help employers covered by OSHA regulations to understand their obligations and to properly submit 2023 data.

In the announcement, OSHA noted that it is taking additional steps to protect worker privacy by reviewing the remaining data for certain personally identifiable information and will make additional data publicly available following this review. 

The full list of establishment-specific injury and illness is available for download on OSHA’s website

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