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Hazard surveillance: its role in primary prevention of occupational disease and injury.
Greife A; Halperin W; Groce D; O'Brien D; Pedersen D; Myers JR; Jenkins L
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1995 Sep; 10(9):737-742
The contribution of hazard surveillance in the prevention of occupational diseases and injuries was reviewed. The goals of hazard surveillance were identified as recognition of hazards and effective control methods, determination of hazard magnitude and distribution of control technologies, determination of hazard exposure and control technology trends, directing intervention strategies to high risk occupations and industries, determination of the effectiveness of interventions, and disseminating information. The implementation of each of these goals was reviewed. Current and future directions in hazard surveillance including more fully exploring the role of toxicology, the use of new technologies, the development of improved hazard surveillance methods, the contribution of occupational psychosocial factors, and surveillance of hazards due to energy were explored.
NIOSH-Author; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-hazards; Health-hazards; Worker-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Industrial-safety-programs
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division