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Tracking occupational injuries, illnesses, and hazards: the NIOSH Surveillance Strategic Plan.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2001 Jan; :1-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20000973
Abstract
The NIOSH Surveillance Strategic Plan is based on a long-range vision of a comprehensive occupational surveillance program involving a coordinated set of complementary surveillance systems. The plan seeks to achieve an appropriate balance between national and State-based activities, as well as an appropriate balance among health, injury, and hazard surveillance. Because no single Federal agency has an exclusive mandate to promote and conduct occupational health and safety surveillance, surveillance at all levels will benefit from increasing coordination and information exchange. Since new issues in occupational health will undoubtedly emerge in the next decade, the Surveillance Strategic Plan incorporates flexibility and the capacity to respond to them. The five primary goals of the plan are: 1. Advance the usefulness of surveillance information at the Federal level for prevention of occupational illnesses, injuries, and hazards. 2. Strengthen the capacity of State health departments and other State agencies to conduct occupational surveillance. 3. Strengthen surveillance of high-risk industries and occupations, and of populations at high risk, including special populations. 4. Promote effective occupational safety and health surveillance conducted by employers, unions, and other non-governmental organizations. 5. Increase research to improve occupational surveillance.
Keywords
Surveillance-programs; Information-systems; Mortality-data; Injuries; Occupational-hazards; Surveillance-research
Publication Date
20010101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2001-105388
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2001-118
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DSR; DRDS; OD; SRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; WV; DC; WA; PA
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