Recorded fatal occupational injuries in 2022


Increase from the 5,190 fatalities reported in 2021


Upwards surge in nonfatal workplace injuries in 2022

In 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 5,486 fatal occupational injuries, marking a notable 5.3 percent increase from the 5,190 fatalities reported in 2021. Furthermore, private industry employers reported a 7.5 percent surge in nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022 compared to the previous year. This increase is attributed to a 4.5 percent rise in injuries, totaling 2.3 million cases, and a significant 26.1 percent increase in illnesses, reaching 460,700 cases. These statistics underscore the critical importance of quality hazard training to mitigate the risk of workplace incidents. Ensuring comprehensive and effective training programs becomes paramount in safeguarding the well-being of employees and addressing the growing challenges posed by the increasing prevalence of workplace injuries and illnesses.