OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)
The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative injury monitoring system for healthcare facilities. This web-based system was developed by NIOSH and enables facilities to track, analyze, and interpret workplace injuries that occur among their healthcare workers, using data that is already being collected. OHSN monitors three common, high risk, preventable injury events among healthcare workers:
- Patient handling
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Workplace violence
Through this secure system, participating facilities submit their worker injury data to OHSN and are able to analyze and present their data in charts and tables.
OHSN can protect your facility's workers
OHSN can help reduce worker injuries by enabling your facility to:
- Identify the most common injuries and how they occurred in your facility.
- Compare your injury rates to other participating facilities by region or size to find areas for improvement.
- Objectively measure the impact of your facility’s interventions by monitoring trends over time.
- Gain access to innovative intervention tools developed by NIOSH and other OHSN participating facilities.
- Generate injury data reports to meet OSHA regulatory and Joint Commission accreditation requirements.
OHSN is free and secure
You do not need to purchase software to use OHSN. OHSN is hosted on a secure CDC server to maintain privacy and ensure individual and facility data are protected.
EnrollmentComplete the enrollment process to participate in OHSN
How OHSN WorksBrief summary of OHSN process, User manuals, Examples of outputs
Intervention Tools and ResourcesNIOSH tools, publications and resources, Other CDC resources, External links
News and Contact ImformationWhat’s new with OHSN, Contact us
- Page last reviewed: September 8, 2015
- Page last updated: September 8, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies