Occupational Health Indicators (OHIs) are standard measures of work-related injuries, diseases, or factors associated with occupational health.
Why use Occupational Health Indicators?
Occupational health indicator data provides a way to determine the status of workers' health and safety in Nebraska. Occupational Health Indicators also help public health and occupational health professionals:
Identify trends in injuries, illnesses, and hazards over time
Compare the health status of the working population in Nebraska with other states
Guide education and outreach efforts aimed at high-risk populations
Shape priorities for prevention and intervention efforts
Indicators are calculated using guidelines specified in A Guide for Tracking Occupational Health Conditions and Their Determinants
from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). Both national and state-based data sources are used to calculate the Indicators and include data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers’ compensation, hospital discharge records, death certificates, cancer registries, and poison centers.
Occupational Health Indicator Data
Occupational Health Indicators Table