Occupational Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities

Annually, the State of Delaware conducts the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Each year, a sample of Delaware's private industries, as well as state and local government agencies, is selected to participate in the survey. Excluded from participating are the self-employed; farms with fewer than 11 employees; private households; and federal government agencies.

The survey provides estimates of the number and frequency of workplace injuries and illnesses in Delaware based on the OSHA 300 logs kept by employers each year. Detailed information about workers sustaining serious nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring the worker to spend a day or more recuperating away from work are also reported. The information consists of the physical characteristics of the disabling condition (nature), part of body affected, the way in which the incident occurred (event or exposure), what directly produced or inflicted the condition (source), age, race, gender, length of service, etc.

The data links shown below reflect the results of the Annual SOII for Delaware.

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Incidence Rates


Case and Demographic Characteristics for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away from Work


Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

Annually, the State of Delaware conducts the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CFOI program is a census meaning that it provides a comprehensive count of all Delaware workplace fatalities. Fatal injuries occurring in the private and public sectors, the military, the self-employed, and certain volunteer organizations are counted. Over the years, most of Delaware's deaths were due to highway incidents, pedestrian incidents, falls to a lower level, and homicides. We provide data on these fatal injuries from 1992 - 2015.

Delaware Workplace Fatalities press release .


Year

Annual Employment

Non-fatal Injuries & Illnesses

Fatal Injuries

2015

433,748

2,890

8

2014

423,598

2,740

12

2013

413,422

2,860

11

2012

405,674

2,650

14

2011

402,973

2,860

10

2010

395,300

2,860

8

2009

411,300

3,170

7

2008

422,700

3,690

11

2007

365,800

3,810

10

2006

362,900

4,140

15


OSHA Recordkeeping

The Delaware Department of Labor's Office of Safety and Health Consultation provides training and instructional materials on OSHA Recordkeeping. Training sessions are conducted at the Department of Labor's main office in Wilmington and in Dover. Upon request, we will provide in-house training at your establishment.


Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to:

Delaware Department of Labor
Office of Safety and Health Consultation
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

OR

Phone: Traci Fraley - (302) 761-8217
Email: traci.fraley@state.de.us
Fax: (302) 762-3590