Workplace injuries and illness can be prevented. Information about where, how, and why working people in Massachusetts are getting sick or hurt on the job is needed to develop effective prevention strategies. Public health data can guide the development of new, safer technologies, educational activities, and regulatory and policy changes to make workplaces healthier and safe.
The overall mission of the Occupational Health Surveillance Program is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of working people in Massachusetts by:
- Collecting, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating information about work-related injuries, illnesses, and hazards in Massachusetts.
- Using this information to target intervention activities, guide the development of prevention programs and policies, and raise public awareness of workplace risks.
- Educating workers, employers, and health care providers to address identified occupational health and safety problems, placing special emphasis on reaching under served worker populations.
- Integrating occupational health into other ongoing public health activities at the state and local levels.
Workplace Health and Safety Topics
- Fundamental Occupational Health Surveillance in Massachusetts
- Occupational Health Indicators
- Fatal Work-related Injuries
- Work-related Injuries to Workers under Age 18
- Health and Safety of Immigrant and Minority Workers
- Work-related Asthma
- Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries
- Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Hospital Workers
- Work-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Work-related Lead Poisoning
- Work-related Burns and Carbon Monoxide Poisonings
- Occupational Cancer
- Workplace Disease and Injury Reporting
- Safe Sharps Disposal
- Resource Guide: Occupational Health Information and Services in Massachusetts
- Workers' Compensation Information Booklet
- Laws and Regulations
- Related Links
- Additional Resources
- Contact Us
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Boston, MA . 02108-4619
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