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Worker Health Surveillance

At NIOSH, we study trends in worker injuries and illnesses. Our surveillance studies make a difference in worker safety and health by:

    1. Tracking diseases, injuries and workplace exposures for further study
    2. Identifying new and emerging problems in the workplace
    3. Providing evidence used to direct intervention and prevention activities
    4. Monitoring the overall impact of occupational health research

Federal, State and private industry partners regularly collect and provide us with the data that we use in our surveillance studies. These data are unique because they provide current information about injuries and illnesses occurring among workers in different jobs and industries. With these data, we are able to monitor recent trends in work-related injuries, illnesses, hazards, deaths, and exposures.

About the NIOSH Surveillance Program

Learn more about how our program operates and how our surveillance studies make a difference

Our Current Surveillance Initiatives

Learn more about our surveillance program initiatives and the data we use to complete our studies

Current Worker Trends

View current trends in workplace illnesses, injuries, and deaths based on Bureau of Labor Statistics surveillance data

Related Resources

Find publications and links to resources related to worker health surveillance