Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has announced that the public is now able to access the BLS website and perform queries on the Occupational Injuries and Illnesses profile system. Queries are available on the following three categories: Case and Demographic numbers, Case and Demographic Incidence Rates, and Number and Incidence Rates on the Annual Survey Summary. These queries can be performed on Michigan-specific data, as well as national data. There is also a tool available that will calculate a firm's incidence rate and will generate the average incidence rate specific to that industry. There are many options available when performing these queries. At this time, only 2003 data is available but additional years' data will be added in the future, as well as data for the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).