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Indiana 2021 Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Among Lowest in State’s History

Federal report shows seventh consecutive year Indiana has been at historically low rate

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2022) -- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2021 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses data today, showing Indiana continues to have an historically low rate of workplace injuries and illnesses. The report shows that in 2021 Indiana’s employers had an estimated 3.2 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers – one of the lowest rates in the state’s history. The 2021 rate marks the seventh consecutive year that the Indiana rate has been below 4.0.

At the inception of the SOII program in 1992, the overall Indiana nonfatal injury and illness rate was 11.0 injuries per 100 full-time workers. Indiana's rate reached a high of 11.3 in 1994 and has since decreased by 71.68%.

Not all states are required to report all industries, however, Indiana does so annually.

Six of the Hoosier industry sectors sampled in the 2021 SOII saw decreases in nonfatal injury and illness rates:

  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation
  • Other services (except public administration)
  • State government

Beginning with the 2021 survey year, the BLS is releasing case and demographic information showing the natures and events of injuries in a biennial report. Therefore, the data for survey year 2021 will not be available until 2023. For more information about this change in BLS SOII reporting, please visit

Click here for Indiana’s full 2021 SOII report.



About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides, we emphasize both enforcement and voluntary compliance by employers. Follow the Indiana Department of Labor on Twitter at @INDeptofLabor.