The National Tramautic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system.
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :20
The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system is compiled from death certificate information for persons aged 16 years or older with an external (injury or poisoning) cause of death and a positive response to the injury at work item. Certificates are collected from the 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia. The NIOSH Division of Safety Research automates the certificates submitted by the states. Several narrative fields including industry, occupation, injury description, and underlying, immediate and contributory causes of death are maintained in the data file. Additionally, industry and occupation codes are assigned to the cases. The data provides the unique opportunity to describe occupational injury deaths by state, industry, occupation, cause of death, and by demographic characteristics. Narrative fields allow searches of the data for categories of variables not accessible through coded data sets. The NTOF data are useful for identifying problem areas, targeting intervention strategies and evaluating progress toward reducing c' traumatic fatalities in the workplace. State-based analyses of occupational injury deaths could be enhanced through the utilization of information in the NTOF data base which allows state comparisons of occupational mortality rates by employment and cause of death.
Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Surveillance-programs; Occupational-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Demographic-characteristics; Mortality-rates
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio