Wednesday, April 16, 2014


[IWS] BLS: Fact Sheet: OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY--Fatal and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in the Oil and Gas Industry [16 April 2014]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Fact Sheet: OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY [16 April 2014]

Fatal and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in the Oil and Gas Industry



While the oil and gas industry is frequently in the news, most often the stories are about fluctuations in the price of oil and gas. Only when major disasters strike does the public focus on occupational injuries and illnesses in the oil and gas extraction industry.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces data that track the number of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) publishes a complete count of all deaths that result from injuries at work in all sectors of the economy. The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) uses employer-reported data to estimate counts and incidence rates of nonfatal injuries and illnesses for the private, state government, and local government sectors. The SOII includes summary-level industry data for OSHA recordable injury and illness cases and also includes data on the detailed case circumstances and worker characteristics for cases involving days away from work. Data from CFOI and SOII were used for this report.




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