CFOI uses multiple data sources, including death certificates, workers' compensation reports, reports to various regulatory agencies, police reports, medical examiner records, and newspaper reports, to identify and verify work-related fatalities.
A revised OIICS system will be used for 2011 data. Although there will be changes in the OIICS numbering system and structure, it is anticipated that comparable data will be available in 2011 and later. This objective is identical to Healthy People 2010 objective 20-5 except that the Healthy People 2010 objective tracked work-related homicides per 100,000 workers (rate) while this objective tracks the number of work-related homicides (count).
An average of 12 workers die each week as a result of workplace homicides in the United States. Being male; aged 65 and over; Black, Hispanic, or Asian; foreign-born; self-employed; and handling money or providing protective services puts workers at increased risk of homicide. The jobs where employees are at risk of being murdered in the workplace share a number of common factors, including interacting with the public, handling exchanges of money, working alone or in small numbers, and working late at night or early morning hours. Workplace factors can be modified to reduce or eliminate the effects of these risk factors.