Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Fundamental Occupational Health Surveillance
Since 2000, with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, efforts have been expanded to use existing databases to describe the occupational health picture in New York State.
What are the Occupational Health Indicators?
In conjunction with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 19 Occupational Health Indicators that describe the occupational health status of the U.S. working population have been developed. These are collected by state occupational health programs in a uniform and consistent manner. These indicators have been calculated for New York State since 2000 and are available from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemilogists.
Can these Indicators be Used to Describe Occupational Health Status in My County?
Indicators on the incidence of elevated blood lead levels in employed adults and work-related hospitalizations have also been added to the Prevention Agenda Towards the Healthiest State.
Is There a Way to Prioritize the Occupational Health Issues in New York State?
An occupational injury/illness priority index has been created using New York State hospital discharge data and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Numeric ranks for the number of cases and incidence rates were calculated and sorted in ascending order. New York State Occupational Injury/Illness Priority Index (PDF, 188KB, 43pp.)