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Surveillance Publications and Other Resources

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Publications featured on these pages include NIOSH documents and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles that:

  • Address occupational health surveillance
  • Provide guidance for occupational surveillance activities
  • Include surveillance data to describe the numbers of affected workers and patterns of injury and illness

NIOSHTIC-2 Search

NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Surveillance
NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

General Surveillance Issues

Guidelines for Minimum and Comprehensive State-Based Public Health Activities in Occupational Safety and Health
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2008-148, September 2008

Tracking Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, And Hazards: The NIOSH Surveillance Strategic Plan
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2001-118, January 2001

Worker Health Chartbook, 2004
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2004-146, September 2004
The Worker Health Chartbook, 2004 is a descriptive epidemiologic reference on occupational morbidity and mortality in the United States. A resource for agencies, organizations, employers, researchers, workers, and others who need to know about occupational injuries and illnesses, the Chartbook includes more than 400 figures and tables describing the magnitude, distribution, and trends of the Nation’s occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Worker Health Chartbook, 2000
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2000-127, September 2000

Injury and Illness

The Standardized Occupation and Industry Coding (SOIC)
The Standardized Occupation and Industry Coding (SOIC) software automates the coding process for industry and occupation (I&O) narratives from death certificates, cancer registries, and other record systems. The software assigns codes according to the 1990 Bureau of the Census industry and occupation codes and supplemental codes from the National Center for Health Statistics. This site provides a downloadable version of the SOIC software and User’s Manual as well as other SOIC information and installation resources.

Work-RISQS Database
Public access query system for obtaining national estimates (number of cases) and rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.

Injuries to Youth on Farms and Safety Recommendations, U.S. 2006
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2009-117, February 2009

Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program: Leading Recommendations for Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities, 1998–2005
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2009-100, November 2008

Injuries to Youth on Racial Minority Farm Operations, 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2007-163, August 2007

Injuries to Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations, 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2007-162, August 2007

Injuries to Youth on US Farm Operations, 2004
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2007-161, August 2007

Injury and Asthma among Youth Less than 20 Years of Age on Minority Farm Operations in the United States, 2000—Volume II:  Hispanic National Data
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-109, October 2005

Injury and Asthma among Youth Less than 20 Years of Age on Minority Farm Operations in the United States, 2000—Volume I:  Racial Minority National Data
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-147, July 2005

Injuries among Youth on Farms, 2001
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2004-172, December 2004

Asthma among Household Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-158, June 2004

Injuries to Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-157, June 2004

Asthma among Household Youth on Minority Farm Operations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-118, December 2003

Injuries to Youth on Minority Farm Operations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-117, December 2003

Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Alaska: A Decade of Progress, 1990-1999
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2002-115, May 2002

Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995: National Profile
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2001-129, June 2001

Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995: National and State Profiles
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2001-129s, July 2001

Worker Deaths by Falls: A Summary if Surveillance Findings and Investigative Case Reports
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2000-116, September 2000

Work Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report 2002
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-111 (2002), May 2003

Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report 2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2008-143, September 2008

MMWR articles—general

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance ─ United States, 2005-2007
MMWR, April 17, 2009/58(14);365-369

Lead Exposure Among Females of Childbearing Age ─ United States, 2004
MMWR, April 27, 2007/56(16);397-400

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance ─ United States, 2003-2004
MMWR, August 18, 2006/55(32);876-879

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance ─ United States, 2002
MMWR, July 9, 2004/53(26);578-582

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance ─ United States, 1998-2001
MMWR, December 13, 2002/51(SS-11); 1-10

Notice to Readers: Occupational Health Indicators for Tracking Work-Related Health Effects and Their Determinants
MMWR, November 29, 2002/51(47);1073-1074

Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems
MMWR, July 27, 2001/50(RR13);1-35

Mandatory Reporting of Occupational Diseases by Clinicians
MMWR, June 22, 1990/39(RR-9);19-23

MMWR articles—injury

Work-related Fatalities Associated with Tree Care Operations:  United States, 1992-2007
MMWR, April 24, 2009/58(15);389-393

Heat-related Deaths Among Crop Workers − United States, 1992-2006
MMWR, June 20, 2008/57(24);649-653

Work-related Injury Deaths Among Hispanics − United States, 1992-2006
MMWR, June 6, 2008/57(22);597-600

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses −United States, 2004
MMWR, April 27, 2007/56(16);393-397

Nail-Gun Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments −United States, 2001—2005
MMWR, April 13, 2007/56(14);329-332

Fatal Occupational Injuries − United States, 2005
MMWR, April 6, 2007/56(13);297-301

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Workers Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments −United States, 2003
MMWR, April 28, 2006/55(16);449-452

Fatal Injuries Among Volunteer Workers − United States, 1993-2002
MMWR, August 5, 2005/54(30);744-747

Fatal and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries Involving Wood Chippers − United States, 1992-2002
MMWR, December 10, 2004/53(48);1130-1131

Work-related pilot fatalities in agriculture − United States, 1992-2001
MMWR, April 23, 2004/53(15);318-320

Occupational fatalities during trenching and excavation work − United States, 1992-2001.
MMWR, April 23, 2004/53(15);311-314

Fatal Occupational Injuries --- United States,1980--1997
MMWR, April 27, 2001/50(16);317-320

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments --- United States, 1998
MMWR, April 27, 2001/50(16);313-317

Youth Agricultural Work-Related Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments -- United States, October 1995-September 1997
MMWR, September 11, 1998/47(35);733-737

Hazards

National Occupational Exposure Survey
From 1981 to 1983, NIOSH conducted the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) that collected data on potential occupational exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents. NIOSH is making available a subset of the NOES database in the reports on this site.

National Occupational Exposure Survey Analysis of Management Interview Responses
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 89-103, March 1988

Special/High Risk Populations

Occupational Health of Hired Farmworkers in the United States National Agricultural Workers Survey Occupational Health Supplement, 1999
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2009-119, February 2009

Worker Health Chartbook, 2004 - Chapter 4: High-Risk Industries and Occupations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2004-146, September 2004

Worker Health Chartbook, 2004 - Chapter 5: Special Populations
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2004-146, September 2004

Worker Health Chartbook, 2000, Focus on Mining
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2002-121, May 2002

Injuries, Illnesses, and Hazardous Exposures in the Mining Industry, 1986-1995: A Surveillance Report
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2000-117, May 2000

Mining Fact Sheets

Silicosis Screening in Surface Coal Miners ─ Pennsylvania, 1996-1997
MMWR, July 14, 2000 / 49(27);612-615

Injuries Among Youth On Farms in the United States, 1998
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-154, June 2001

Injuries Among Farm Workers in the United States, 1995
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-153, May 2001

Fatal Unintentional Farm Injuries Among Persons Less Than 20 Years Of Age in the United States: Geographic Profiles
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-131, July 2001

Worker Deaths By Electrocution: A Summary Of Surveillance Findings And Investigative Case Reports
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-131, May 1998

Injuries Among Farm Workers In The United States, 1993
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-115, April 1997

Other Resources

Surveillance of Mortality and Morbidity in U.S. Workers
This NIOSH-funded study seeks to evaluate time trends for morbidity and longitudinal mortality associated with industries and occupations, using the publicly available National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) database.

Spirometry Training Course
Information about NIOSH-approved training for those individuals who will be administering screening pulmonary function testing to employees who are exposed to cotton dust.

 

 
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