PEOSH Statistical Research Unit
This unit conducts the Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries (CFOI) under contract with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The census provides annual comparative numbers and rates of work-related injury fatalities in Oklahoma. The numbers and rates are compiled with other states to provide national data on work-related injury fatalities in America's workplaces. State and federal OSHA programs use data to improve program efficiency and increase safety and health for Oklahoma workers. Survey reports comparing similar and related information between public entities ensures less duplication of efforts among agencies, and greater benefits. Safety inspections are targeted from collected public sector data in order to best use the state’s limited resources and to gain the greatest, state-wide benefits.
The Statistical Research Unit of the Oklahoma Department of Labor also conducts an annual public sector occupational injury and illness survey. This data offers comparative numbers and rates that reveal safety program needs per industry, state, county, and municipal government.