A Guide for the Management, Analysis, and Interpretation of Occupational Mortality Data
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 90-115
This report provides guidelines for state health departments interested in occupational mortality surveillance. Since 1980, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has promoted cooperative occupational health surveillance activities with state health departments. This report draws from our experience with states to date, providing guidelines on data collection, data processing, analyses, and follow-up. Methods for improving data quality are described, coding procedures are discussed, and statistical measures are compared and contrasted. The report includes a lengthy reference list and a list of contact persons at NIOSH and in the state health departments. This report represents a continuing NIOSH commitment to state health departments in their efforts to promote occupational safety and health programs.