Developing a national occupational health surveillance system in the United States.
Scand J Work, Environ & Health 1981 Dec; 7(Suppl 4):127-132
The NIOSH occupational health surveillance system is described. Methods for compiling and identifying occupational health hazards and effects nationwide are detailed. Using this system, the frequency and types of injuries in a study of the United States logging industry are reported. Mortality studies from Washington and California are included. The author concludes that upon completion of the logging study recommendations for improving safety monitoring and for further studies to improve health and accident prevention programs will be generated.
NIOSH-Author; Medical-monitoring; Occupational-medicine; Accident-analysis; Biostatistics; Analytical-methods; Industrial-health-programs;
Author Keywords: accidents; death; disability; disease; hazards; information systems; loggers; occupational health surveillance; tradename products
Mr TM Frazier, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert A Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health