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State Surveillance Portfolio

For over 25 years, NIOSH has provided technical and financial assistance to states to develop and/or enhance their occupational safety and health (OSH) surveillance capacity. An important component of the NIOSH Surveillance Research Program is the multi-year funding opportunities for state OSH surveillance and state workers compensation surveillance. Inputs for these programs include state OSH surveillance activities and datasets. Anticipated program outputs include tracking the incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses, identifying trends, understanding risk factors, recognizing new and emerging problems, and recommendations for prevention and interventions for the protection of workers.

In FY2015, the OSH state surveillance portfolio grew from 23 to 26 states. The map provides a geographical reference for the location and activities associated with each funded state program.

NIOSH supports three types of state surveillance  programs: 1) Fundamental Programs, which collect and publish Occupational Health Indicator (OHI) data; 2) Fundamental-Plus Programs, which include the OHI activity plus in-depth assessment or investigation activities and collaborative-enhancing activities such as intervention planning; and 3) Expanded Programs, which include additional activities associated with their Fundamental Program component that focus on specific diseases, injuries, hazards, or special populations related surveillance research.

NIOSH supported state surveillance programs achieve public health impact through improvement in best practices in epidemiology and surveillance, the dissemination of findings and recommendations, outreach, and establishment and improvements in prevention partnerships in states, regions and nationwide.

The Annual Reports listed below provide a state-specific summary of the major activities, accomplishments, outputs and outcomes.

Annual Performance Reports


Archive of Annual Performance Reports





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