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‚ÄčPublic Health Data Inventory

Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance

Background

Workers in Nebraska face several health and safety risks every day. The Nebraska Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program (NOSHP) collects and distributes data on several indicators of worker health and safety. Occupational Health Indicators (OHIs) are determined using different sources of worker illness and injury surveillance data. Examining these data provides a way to gauge the status of workers' health and safety.

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Several national databases such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) are used to calculate the occupational health indicators on a 3-year lag. State-based data sources, such as hospital discharge data, cancer registry, and death certificate data, are also used for data analysis. OHI data are available from 2000 to present.

Related Links and Reports

Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program: Data and Reports

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2822