New York State Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance Project

On January 1, 2010, the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program replaced the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance program that was established in 1990 by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NTSIP continues the state-based surveillance system conducted under HSEES, but also includes other activities as described on the ATSDR webpage.

More About HSEES

Reports and Booklets

  • Mercury Spill Incidents - Data and Resources
  • HSEES Annual Report, 2003

    To receive a copy of this report, please contact the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216 or call HSEES staff at (518) 402-7810

Fact Sheets

Brochures for Schools

  • The Partnership to Reduce Mercury in Schools

    Mercury and schools is a risky combination! A packet of nine new brochures has been developed to help school personnel identify mercury sources and reduce or remove the risk of a mercury spill. Mercury may be found in many different places throughout a school, and a spill can result in health risks and costly clean-up efforts. The materials were developed in cooperation with many partners interested in a healthy school environment and are intended to provide practical and cost-effective strategies.