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Research and Statistics - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

The MOSH Research and Statistics unit is responsible for developing and implementing programs that generate fatal and nonfatal occupational injury and illness statistical data.

Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MOSH Research and Statistics Unit conducts the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (see 2011 Maryland Survey Summary.) Each year approximately 4,200 Maryland business establishments, which are selected through a random statistical sampling process, participate in this survey. The annual survey estimates the number and rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. The injury and illness estimates are based upon logs kept by employers during the year. The number of injuries and illnesses reported in any given year can be influenced by changes in the level of the State's economic activity, working conditions, work practices, worker experience and training, and the number of hours worked. The survey also provides details on the demographics of the more seriously injured and ill workers (e.g., occupation, sex, race and length of service) along with the characteristics of their injuries (e.g., nature of injury/illness, part of the body affected, event or exposure, and source of the injury/illness).

State and national policy makers use the annual survey data as an indicator of the magnitude of the occupational safety and health problem across the country. Government, private industry, labor organizations, manufacturers of safety equipment, researchers and academicians in the safety and health field are all stakeholders in this program. Maryland's survey results are included in the count when BLS compiles the national statistics. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health uses the data for agency performance measures and to identify high-hazard industries requiring outreach and intervention. Maryland employers use the survey data to measure the effectiveness of their own safety programs by comparing their injury and illness rates with the aggregate State and national data. Federal OSHA uses the survey data to measure the effectiveness of certain MOSH activities and in meeting the objectives of the Occupational Safety and Health Act by assuring safe and healthful working conditions for every working man and woman by reducing the number or work related injuries and illnesses.

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

CFOI is a Federal/State cooperative program that provides details about fatal job related injuries. The CFOI program is a census meaning that it provides a comprehensive count of all Maryland workplace fatalities. Fatal injuries occurring in the private and public sectors, the military, the self-employed and certain volunteers are all counted. The CFOI program's methodology ensures that fatality counts are as complete and accurate as possible by cross-referencing diverse data sources in order to identify and verify fatalities. The personal identifiers of individuals and companies are kept confidential. The program provides workplace fatality data by occupational, industrial, and demographic characteristics in addition to the manner in which the fatal injury was produced.

OSHA Data Initiative (ODI)

The MOSH Research and Statistics unit also conducts the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Log Data Collection Initiative. The objective of this program is to collect occupational injury and illness data from private and public sector establishments in selected high-hazard industries. MOSH uses the data as a basis for targeting safety intervention programs, such as inspections, consultations, outreach initiatives and technical assistance. MOSH also uses the ODI data as a tool for measuring the effectiveness of the agency's performance.

Recordkeeping Information

The following files are downloadable in Word (download Word viewer for free)) or Excel format (download Excel viewer for free):

Recordkeeping and Maryland Statistical Information 2011

  • 2011 CFOI Preliminary Data Narrative
  • Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by industry and event or exposure, Maryland, 2011 (Word document, 28KB)
  • Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by selected industry, Maryland 2010-2011 (Word document, 31KB)
  • Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupation, Maryland 2010-2011 (Word document, 30KB)
  • Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Maryland 2010-2011 (Word document, 28KB)
  • Table 6. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types, 2011 (Excel document, 90KB)
  • Table 7. Numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types, 2011 (Excel document, 88KB)
  • Table 8. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational illnesses by selected industries and category of illness, 2011 (Excel document, 71KB)
  • Table 9. Numbers of nonfatal occupational illnesses by selected industries and category of illness, 2011 (Excel document, 74KB)
  • Table 10. Table 10 Incidence rates and numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries by industry, 2011 (Excel document, 87KB)
  • Table 11. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry sector and selected case types, 2009-2011 (Excel document, 34KB)

For additional information, contact:
MOSH Research and Statistics Unit

10946 Golden West Drive
Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: 410-527-4465
Fax: 410-527-4497