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Bureau of Labor Statistics

About Us

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible and dedicated to serving the people of Utah by developing, implementing programs, collecting, and compiling fatal and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state. We work with both state and federal agencies to collect and analyze data, including the BLS, Utah’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (UOSH), and the Utah Department of Health. We are committed to deliver quality statistical data that improves workplace safety and health in the workplace.

What We Do

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)

Collection of occupational injuries and illnesses from randomly selected employers as part of a probability survey of employers throughout the state of Utah

Separate responses into groups according to their industry, and number of employees to form a representative sample for the state of Utah

Submit the results to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics for inclusion in the National SOII

2017 National SOII Data https://www.bls.gov/respondents/iif/

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

Collection of fatal work injuries in the state of Utah using multiple sources to identify, verify, and profile fatal worker injuries

Submit the results to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics for inclusion in the National CFOI

2017 National CFOI Data https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm

Purpose of What We Do

Data compiled by the SOII is used by employers, employees, public policy makers, and researchers to:

  • Identify common hazards that lead to injuries and illnesses in a particular industry
  • Identify demographic characteristics including occupation, industry, age, gender, and work experience. 
  • Identify the sources of injuries and illnesses
  • Identify the events which caused injuries and illnesses

Data compiled by the CFOI is used by safety and health policy analysts and researchers to help prevent fatal work injuries by:

  • Informing workers of life threatening hazards associated with various jobs
  • Promoting safety work practices through enhanced job safety training;
  • Assessing and improving workplace safety standards
  • Identifying new areas of safety research

Contact Us

(801) 530-6823

Gina Giang

available from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

160 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

ggiang@utah.gov

(801) 530-6926

Darin Hanson

available from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

160 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

darinhanson@utah.gov