Fatal Occupational Injuries Surveillance (FOIS)

FOIS is a project that tracks fatal work-related injuries that occur in New Jersey, studies the factors that contribute to these injuries, and uses this information to develop and disseminate recommendations for preventing similar incidents in the future.

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NJ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)

CFOI is a surveillance project designed to count and describe all fatal work-related injuries in the nation. The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and state governments, covers all U.S. states and territories. A fatal injury is considered work-related if the event leading to the injury occurred while the employee was working, either on or off the employer’s premises. The following categories of individuals are included:

  • Private and government employees,
  • Self-employed persons,
  • Certain volunteers (firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical service workers), and
  • Persons traveling as a condition of employment, but not commuting to or from work.

CFOI annual reports describe the characteristics of fatal occupational injuries in New Jersey:


Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021