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Occupational indicators: a guide for tracking work-related health effects and their determinants.

Ball W; Bekle T; Bonauto D; Calvert G; Castellan R; Curwick C; Davis L; Gelberg K; Harrison R; Heumann M; Kim R; Largo T; Lim K; Materna B; Myers J; London M; Osmani L; Parker D; Reinisch F; Rosenman K; Roscoe R; Salzman D; Sestito J; Stanbury M; Thomsen C; Valiante D
Atlanta, GA: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 2003 Aug; :1-63
This document describes the recommended set of indicators for occupational health surveillance as defined by the Work Group in 2001 through 2003. These occupational health indicators represent the consensus view of state and NIOSH representatives and are intended as advisory to the states. The indicators represent a core set of data that, if generated at the state level, would assist in the development of programs to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. The indicators are designed to be used in conjunction with other guidelines for the state-based surveillance of occupational injuries and illnesses (NIOSH 1995), and complement overall state and national goals to improve the health of the population (DHHS, 2000). These indicators are intended to: 1. Promote program and policy development at the national, state and locals levels to protect worker safety and health; 2. Build core capacity for occupational health surveillance at the state level; 3. Provide guidance to states regarding the minimum level of occupational health surveillance activity; and, 4. Bring consistency to time trend analyses of occupational health status of the workforce within states and to comparisons among states.
Surveillance-programs; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Epidemiology; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Demographic-characteristics
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Occupational indicators: a guide for tracking work-related health effects and their determinants, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
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