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OCCUPATIONAL RESPIRATORY DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

Occupational respiratory disease surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of health and hazard data to monitor the extent and severity of occupationally-related lung disease and related workplace exposures for use in public health education and in disease prevention.

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This NIOSH Topic also includes information about occupational respiratory disease medical screening and monitoring - the systematic evaluation of exposed workers to detect potential health problems at an early stage and to facilitate action to prevent the development or progression of occupationally-related respiratory disease.

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Surveillance Branch
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies
NIOSH
1095 Willowdale Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
WoRLD@cdc.gov

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  • Page last reviewed: September 11, 2014
  • Page last updated: September 15, 2014
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