NIOSH Safety and Health Topic:
National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS)
NIOSH (2010). National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, Surveillance Branch. <website address> Date accessed._________.
Note to Users
Researchers may also request statistics for particular causes of death, states, industries, occupations, or industry-occupation combinations. E.g., for a particular cause of death, NIOSH can run a specific query to produce PMR cause of death statistics for industries and occupations associated with it. Likewise, NIOSH can produce PMRs for causes of death that are associated with a particular industry or occupation.
To request PMR statistics or more information please contact James Walker or Cynthia Robinson at NIOSH .
Cynthia Robinson, PhD Cfr2@cdc.gov 513/841-4217
NIOSH/SB, MS R-18, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
Industry and Occupation Coding
NIOSH is developing a software system to effectively and efficiently code narrative or text information about industry and usual occupation that is reported on death certificates and other records systems. This project was initiated in FY2008. In a prototype stage, this system has already increased the productivity of manual coding of Ind/Occ. When completed the web-based system will permit computerized auto coding of the majority of Ind/Occ data presented in narrative form. The anticipated web-based coding system will be available in 2012 to many organizations that rely on Ind/Occ coding, including state vital registrars, cancer registries, NCHS, and others. Training classes are conducted by NIOSH 2-3 times yearly.