Occupational Health Surveillance

Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (SHARP) — Research for Safe Work

SHARP's Occupational Health Surveillance Program

The Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program currently operates surveillance systems for work-related conditions and diseases.

SHARP's surveillance systems

Each surveillance system undergoes review by a project selection committee within SHARP. The review focuses on the relevance of the condition under surveillance according to SHARP's MUSTCURE (8 KB PDF) criteria. Additional factors such as the potential federal funding, stakeholder support and resource allocation are considered in selecting a condition or hazard for surveillance.

Occupational Health Surveillance Library

The Occupational Health Surveillance Library contains descriptions of surveillance systems operated by the SHARP Program within L&I. These descriptions can be accessed via the names of the conditions under surveillance listed above. The system descriptions use the format recommended in "Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems(CDC.gov)," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Vol. 50, No. RR-13, July 27, 2001.

The library also contains links to pages describing occupational health surveillance programs operated within state governments.

SHARP surveillance reports

SHARP publishes reports describing occupational health surveillance in Washington State. Reports associated with the specific conditions listed above may be found by following the links provided. Surveillance reports for injuries associated with pneumatic nailers ("nail guns"), needlesticks, and other work-related conditions are listed on SHARP's Publication page.

The special surveillance report Identifying where to invest prevention resources in High Priority Industries is also available.

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Other state Occupational Health Surveillance Web sites

Acknowledgement and disclaimer

The development and maintenance of this Web site is supported in part by Cooperative Agreement 5 U01 OH07292-02 "Occupational Surveillance Modules for Prevention" from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contents do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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