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Enhanced program in occupational injury and illness surveillance.

Rosenman-KD; Millerick-May-M; Stanbury-M; Kalinowski-D
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U60-OH-008466, 2010 Aug; :1-66
Michigan State University in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth conducted state-based occupational injury and illness surveillance to generate the occupational indicators and surveillance programs for four specific conditions: (1) work-related asthma; (2) acute pesticide illness; (3) silicosis; and (4) work-related acute traumatic fatalities. The state has had SENSOR funded projects in work-related asthma from 1988 to date, pesticides from 2001 to date, silicosis from 1988-1992 and 2002 to date, and acute traumatic fatalities from 2002 to date. Since initiation of surveillance 2,825 cases of work-related asthma (601 in the last five years), 691 cases of acute pesticide poisoning (420 in the last five years), 1,051 cases of silicosis (71 in the last five years), and 1,306 acute traumatic fatalities (565 in the last five years) have been confirmed. One thousand six hundred twenty- seven follow back industrial hygiene inspections (234 in the last five years) have been conducted and 9,729 fellow workers interviewed (994 in the last five years) during these inspections. There has been 100% reporting from the 148 acute care hospitals in the state. Two quarterly newsletters (total 125 different newsletters) and 104 annual reports have been written and mailed out to approximately 4,000 targeted physicians and health care professionals. Special projects were initiated for cleaning agents, foundries, abrasive blasting, isocyanates and latex. Evaluation of the effectiveness of our effort to improve working conditions was conducted.
Surveillance-programs; Injuries; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Silicosis; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates; Poisons; Industrial-hygiene; Workers; Work-environment; Cleaning-compounds; Foundries; Abrasive-blasting; Isocyanates
Kenneth D. Rosenman, MD, Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, 117 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1315
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Final Cooperative Agreement Report
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Michigan State University