The Nebraska Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program (NOSHP) coordinates different projects and activities related to worker health. As the program grows and occupational health data change over time, additional projects and activities will be performed. Information about current and past projects are found on this page.
Occupational Health Indicators
A main goal of the Nebraska Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program (NOSHP) is to collect and distribute data indicators of occupational health.
Four categories of OHIs are:
Occupational injuries and illnesses indicators
National and state-level occupational exposure and hazard indicators
National and state-level occupational intervention indicators
State-specific socio-economic indicators
Occupational health indicators (OHIs) are determined using different sources of worker illness and injury surveillance data. Examining this data provides a way to gauge the status of workers' health and safety.
OHIs allow states to:
Compare the health status of the working population with other states
Shape education and outreach efforts aimed at high risk populations
Evaluate trends over time
Guide priorities for prevention and intervention efforts
View Nebraska OHI Data and Reports
The NOSHP Advisory Committee consists of leaders and experts in the field of occupational health and safety. The purpose of the advisory committee is to evaluate program activities, develop priority conditions of special importance in Nebraska, and collaborate on ideas for future program activities.
Committee members offer feedback and suggestions on current and future strategies of the program. The first Advisory Committee meeting took place in the summer of 2011 and resulted in identifying and prioritizing occupational health projects for future years.
Pesticide Poisoning Surveillance
The purpose of the NOSHP Nebraska Pesticide Poisoning Surveillance Program is to monitor pesticide illnesses and injuries in Nebraska. Ultimately, the data will guide program activities, including policy planning, advocacy, and prevention. Some of the specific objectives of the program include:
Serve as the repository for pesticide poisoning data
Determine trends in pesticide poisoning cases in Nebraska
Utilize data and results to guide prevention of future pesticide poisonings
Comply with state regulations on reportable conditions
Learn More About Pesticide Poisoning
Adult Blood Lead Poisoning
Many Nebraska have elevated blood lead levels due to exposures at their job. The Nebraska Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance (ABLES) Program is a NIOSH-funded program that tracks adult blood lead levels in Nebraska. The ALBES program is administered by the Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor Air.
NOSHP aims to expand adult lead poisoning surveillance in the state by collaborating with the ABLES program. This will result in better, more effective use of resources for both programs. Cooperation between these programs will help surveillance, education and outreach effort in order to reduce work-related blood lead levels and ensure safer working conditions for Nebraskans.
Visit the ABLES Program Website