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Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance in Louisiana.


PB2013105785

Publication Date 2009
Personal Author Dugas, D.; Lackovic, M.
Page Count 16
Abstract Assessing the magnitude of occupational illnesses and injuries and identifying priority areas for outreach and intervention is the cornerstone of a successful occupational health program. Since its inception in 2005, Louisiana's Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance Program has initiated and developed the capacity to conduct occupational health surveillance on key occupational health indicators. As a result of an additional 2 years of funding (2008-2010), further progress has been made to advance Louisiana's Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance program. Data sharing arrangements based on memorandums of understanding or other formalized procedures were established with the major data stewards: Office of Vital Records (Mortality and Inpatient Hospital Discharge data); Louisiana State University/Tumor Registry (Cancer incidence); Louisiana Department of Labor/Office of Workers Compensation (workers compensation records) and the Louisiana Poison Center (pesticide poisoning). Fluency was developed in accessing and analyzing public use data sources including the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses, and the Current Population Survey. The creation of surveillance databases to receive and manage the large volume of data has facilitated routine and timely analysis of the grant-funded occupational health indicators in addition to other priority health outcomes such as mercury and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Injuries
  • Surveillance programs
  • Louisiana
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Epidemiology
  • Hazards
  • Health indicators
  • Mercury
  • Mortality
  • Pesticides
  • Poisoning
  • Priorities
  • Surveys
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201313
Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance in Louisiana.
Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance in Louisiana.
PB2013105785

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Injuries
  • Surveillance programs
  • Louisiana
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Epidemiology
  • Hazards
  • Health indicators
  • Mercury
  • Mortality
  • Pesticides
  • Poisoning
  • Priorities
  • Surveys
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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