Injury and illness data from 2022 has been published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Injury Tracking Application data is part of OSHA's electronic recordkeeping requirements for certain employers who were required to submit OSHA Form 300A information from Jan. 2 to March 2, 2023.
The injuries collected included general injuries, poisonings, respiratory conditions, skin disorders, hearing loss and other illnesses. For CY 2022, general injuries saw the highest number of occurrences. The data also shows the number of workplace related deaths that have occurred within a given submission period. Industries listed include welding, education, trucking, farming, retail, waste disposal and more.
Providing access to injury and illness data helps identify unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that may cause occupational injuries and illness. Knowing about those hazards is the first step to control them and reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. This data also provides employers, workers and the public with valuable insights so they can make informed decisions. OSHA also expects the information to improve research on the occurrence, prevention and control of workplace hazards, injuries and illnesses.
Annual electronic submissions are required from establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.