OSHA Research & Statistics
In order to improve the health and safety of workers, the Iowa Division of Labor gathers data about work-related injuries and illnesses. The data is used to reduce future risks. Data for three years is available online.
More information for survey respondents is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is a joint federal and state program. Based on factors such as size and industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics chooses individual employers who must complete the survey for a calendar year.
Survey Information from Individual Employers
Survey information from individual employers is not available to the general public, nor is it available to Iowa OSHA for enforcement activities. Rather, statistical information from many employers is released together without identifying information.
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries is a joint federal and state program to obtain detailed information on all fatal workplace injuries. Although the federal census is limited to injuries, the Iowa Division of Labor census includes illnesses as well.
Electronic Injury Reporting
A new rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness records to Iowa OSHA via the Federal OSHA website. Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries must comply with this new rule.
In 2018, covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.
Establishments are still required to submit individual incident reports (pdf available here) to Iowa OSHA.
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Division of Labor
Research & Statistics
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines IA, 50309-1836