The MSDH Occupational Health Surveillance Program will develop a surveillance system to identify work-related injuries and support occupational health.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration considers an injury or illness to be work-related if an event or exposure occurring in a work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition, or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. Work-related illnesses and injuries can be prevented.
In order to develop effective preventive strategies, comprehensive information is collected to understand the demographic characteristics and occupational risks among Mississippi's workforce.
The OHS Program collects data for 21 occupational health indicators. Some of the major indicators are:
The OHS Program, in conjunction with project partners, anticipates the achievement of the following outcomes:
Office of Health Data and Research
Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538
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