Federal report shows seventh consecutive year Indiana has been at a historically low rate
Reported by Indiana Department of Labor
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2022) — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2021 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses data today, showing Indiana continues to have a historically low rate of workplace injuries and illnesses. The report shows that in 2021 Indiana’s employers had an estimated 3.2 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers – one of the lowest rates in the state’s history. The 2021 rate marks the seventh consecutive year that the Indiana rate has been below 4.0.
At the inception of the SOII program in 1992, the overall Indiana nonfatal injury and illness rate was 11.0 injuries per 100 full-time workers. Indiana’s rate reached a high of 11.3 in 1994 and has since decreased by 71.68%.
Not all states are required to report all industries, however, Indiana does so annually.
Six of the Hoosier industry sectors sampled in the 2021 SOII saw decreases in nonfatal injury and illness rates:
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
- Management of companies and enterprises
- Health care and social assistance
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation
- Other services (except public administration)
- State government
Beginning with the 2021 survey year, the BLS is releasing case and demographic information showing the nature and events of injuries in a biennial report. Therefore, the data for the survey year 2021 will not be available until 2023. For more information about this change in BLS SOII reporting, please visit www.bls.gov/iif/overview/soii-overview/days-of-job-transfer-or-restriction-collection.htm.
Click here for Indiana’s full 2021 SOII report.