The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified errors in 2011 and 2012 data for national-level, private-sector, nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.
According to the BLS, these press releases feature incorrect data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses:
- Industry counts and frequency rates
- Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work.
View this page for a complete list. The BLS attributes the errors to data processing errors and reports that “as of October 23rd…state and local government estimates at the national level were minimally affected…” while state estimates were not.
The news releases containing the incorrect information will not be updated, but the BLS promised revisions to the time series data.
Because of the error, the BLS will delay the release of the 2013 editions of “Occupational Injuries and Illnesses” and “Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work.”
For more information, read the BLS announcement.