Since 1986 there has been substantial progress in developing surveillance systems for occupational disease and injury that meet the goals of surveillance: identification or new diseases and causes of injury; estimation of the magnitude and trend of injuries and illnesses; identification of epidemic clusters; and identification of sentinel cases representing failures of prevention. A quiltwork of surveillance systems for occupational diseases and injury has been implemented by several federal agencies; surveillance systems for many more disease and injuries are being developed by the states. The conceptual basis for "closing the surveillance gap" has been developed; national implementation is the next challenge.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American journal of industrial medicine|
|State||Published - Feb 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health