Occupational Health Indicators

What are the Occupational Health Indicators?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in conjunction with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, has developed 21 Occupational Health Indicators that describe the occupational health status of the United States working population. These data are collected by state occupational health programs in a uniform and consistent manner. Since 2000, these indicators have been calculated for New York State and are available from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Can these Indicators be Used to Describe Occupational Health Status in My County?

Where possible, these indicators have been examined on a county-level as part of the New York State Community Health Indicator Reports.

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.

An indicator on the rate of occupational injuries treated in the emergency department among adolescents aged 15-19 years was added to the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: New York State's Health Improvement Plan.