Guidelines for Reporting Occupation and Industry on Death Certificates
(Revised January 2021)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-149
This document updates the guidelines written in 1988 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (DHHS Publication No. 88-1149). It is designed to help funeral directors complete the Decedent’s Usual Occupation and Kind of Business/Industry items on electronic and paper death certificates.
List of Revisions
|Revision Date||Revisions||Citation of Revision|
|June, 2012 (Original)|
|January, 2021||This document was revised to update website references and addresses. No substantive changes were made to the information contained in this document.||NIOSH . Guidelines for reporting occupation and industry on death certificates. By Robinson C, Schumacher P, Sweeney MH, Steege A, Free H, Lainez J. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-149 (revised 01/2021). https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2012149revised012021|