Occupational health indicators (OHI)
Each year, on average, 112 work-related deaths occur in Colorado, or approximately one work-related fatality every three to four days. Every year thousands of other people are injured on the job or become ill from work-related exposures.
The individuals and families affected by occupational injury may bear substantial human and financial burdens from loss of income, independence and sometimes life. Work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities are preventable with adequate safety and health policies and procedures.
Rocky Flats worker studies and other related reports are available from our Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division.
Other sources for occupational health data
- CDPHE Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Program: State-level data on work-related deaths. Colorado's CFOI data is also published online by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- CDPHE Health Indicators: County-level data on lost-time, non-fatal workers\' compensation claims and work-related hospitalizations.
- Colorado Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation Reports: Comprehensive annual reports on workers\' compensation claims data.
- Colorado Health Information Dataset (CoHID): Query a variety of Colorado datasets.
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health Indicators Data by State.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Data and Statistics Gateway: Links to several sources of injury and illness surveillance data.
- NIOSH State-Based Surveillance Clearinghouse: Access to states\' occupational health surveillance and related reports.