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SENSOR: Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 May; :1-10
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00171101
Abstract
In order to develop local capability for the prevention of occupational disorders, a cooperative state/federal Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) was proposed. The system would use a network of sentinel providers (individual practitioners, laboratories, or clinical groups) to recognize and report designated occupational disorders to a state surveillance center, usually the state health department. The surveillance center would receive reports from the sentinel provider network, analyze the data, and follow up reports of occupational disorders. Action taken on case reports would include individual case management recommendations, medical evaluation of coworkers of identified cases, and preventive measures in the workplace. The center would also be available for technical consultation. Target occupational conditions for SENSOR included carpal tunnel syndrome, lead (7439921) poisoning in adults, noise/induced hearing loss, occupational asthma, pesticide poisoning, and silicosis. Although other means of reporting would be used initially, computer technology for electronic transmission of data to the centers would be developed.
Keywords
Occupational-diseases; Occupational-health-programs; Information-processing; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Heavy-metals; Lead-poisoning; Pesticides; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Surveillance-programs; Risk-analysis
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19870501
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-234670
NTIS Price
A02
Priority Area
Hearing Loss; Disease and Injury; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Pulmonary-system-disorders;
Source Name
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia
State
GA
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