South Carolina Nonfatal Occupational Injury and Illness Data
Since the early 1970's, South Carolina has conducted the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Each year, a sample of South Carolina's private industries, as well as state and local government agencies, is selected to participate in the survey. Excluded from participating are the self-employed; farms with fewer than 11 employees; private households; and federal government agencies.
The survey provides estimates of the number and frequency of workplace injuries and illnesses in South Carolina based on the OSHA 300 logs kept by employers each year. Detailed information about workers sustaining serious nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring the worker to spend a day or more recuperating away from work are also reported. The information consists of the physical characteristics of the disabling condition (nature), part of body affected, the way in which the incident occurred (event or exposure), what directly produced or inflicted the condition (source), age, race, gender, length of service, etc. The data links shown below reflect the results of the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for South Carolina. For additional information on workplace injuries and illnesses, please contact Jackie Harris at (803) 896-7673.