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Worker Health and Safety
 
What is Occupational Health Surveillance?
 
Occupational health surveillance helps determine where, why, and how workers get injured or sick on the job. Tracking work-related injuries, illnesses, hazards and exposures helps monitor trends and progress overtime. This information also helps guide prevention efforts to improve worker health and safety.
 
Occupational Health Surveillance in Nebraska
 
The Nebraska Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program (NOSHP) was established
NIOSH surveillance map
in 2010. The goal of NOSHP is to improve the health and safety of Nebraska's workforce through surveillance.  
 
Nebraska is one of 26 states funded by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct state-based occupational health surveillance. Learn more at NIOSH's State-based Surveillance Website
 
 
Occupational health indicators (OHIs) are specific measures of work-related illnesses, injuries, and factors associated with occupational health. Generating OHIs allows NOSHP to track trends and compare he health status of the working population.

Pesticide Illness and Exposure Surveillance
 
The Nebraska Pesticide Illness and Exposure Surveillance Program tracks work-related pesticide illnesses, injuries, and exposures to help determine the magnitude and cause of these health incidents. 
 
Adult Blood Lead Levels Surveillance
 
The Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program collaborates with the Nebraska Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance (ABLES) Program to track blood levels, investigate adult lead poisonings, and conduct education and outreach. 
 
Nebraska Occupational Health Advisory Committee
 
The Nebraska Occupational Health Advisory Committee evaluates program activities, develops priority conditions of special importance in Nebraska, and collaborates on ideas for future program activities.
 
 
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