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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)

OHSN Documentation


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Getting Started
Getting Started with OHSN One page outlining steps for starting with OHSN.
OHSN User Manual Comprehensive 104-page manual on all aspects of OHSN.
OHSN Tool Software download required to convert your data to the OHSN format.
OHSN Data Elements and Value Sets Explains the fields (“Data Elements”) and response options (“Value Sets”) permitted within OHSN. The OHSN Tool will help you map your local terms to this OHSN “Common Language” so you can benchmark your injury rates.
Data Dictionary: Location Alphabetical list of commonly found healthcare locations matched to the corresponding OHSN code.
Data Dictionary: Occupation Alphabetical list of commonly found healthcare occupations matched to the corresponding OHSN code.

Training Guides
Training Guides
OHSN User Manual Comprehensive 104-page manual on all aspects of OHSN.
Using the OHSN Tool Step-by-step guide about using the OHSN Tool (software required to convert your data to OHSN format).

Notes on Severity Coding

Details about how to map your local severity codes to OHSN codes.
Facility ToolsFacility Tools
Facility Tools
OHSN Import Template - Required only Ten data fields are required for participation in OHSN. This Microsoft Excel template contains those fields with OHSN codes preloaded as a drop-down menu.  This template is NOT necessary if you already have your data in an Excel format; it is primarily for facilities currently tracking their injuries in paper format.
OHSN Import Template - required and optional fields This Microsoft Excel template includes required and optional data elements for OHSN.  You can use some or all of the provided fields. This template is NOT necessary if you already have your data in an Excel format; it is primarily for facilities currently tracking their injuries in paper format.
More about OHSN
More about OHSN
Non-AHA (American Hospital Association) Facilities Outpatient clinics or Long-Term Care facilities can find information about how to participate in OHSN.
OHSN Rules and Behavior All participants must agree to these rules when they first log on to the system.
Sample Data Use Agreement Template for the agreement signed by NIOSH and participating facilities.
software vendors
For Software Vendors
OHSN Software Compatibility Kit Designed for software developers, vendors, and internal IT staff who wish to make behind-the-scenes adaptations to facilitate participation in OHSN. The kit provides the following tools to make existing commercial or custom developed software OHSN-compatible: an overview document; the SODA file, outlining the data formats used by the NIOSH Standard Occupational Data Architecture (SODA) for collecting data for OHSN; and sample source code for converting Excel files to SODA xml format.

 
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