Collecting Industry and Occupation Data: A Training Guide for Poison Centers
Understanding the causes and contributing factors to work-related injuries and illnesses is critical in the assurance of a safe workplace. Monitoring workers’ health through appropriate and adequate data collection is a critical component in the development of strategies to prevent these injuries and illnesses. The NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program, in collaboration with the Northern New England Poison Center, has prepared a training to help poison center staff improve their collection of patients’ industry and occupation data for work-related exposures. Poison centers provide valuable data to those in the field of worker safety. Collecting information on a patient’s occupation and industry is vital in treating and preventing workplace exposures. This information about work-related poisonings will help others in the field of worker safety and health prevent similar injuries.
University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability
Armenti, K., Simon, K., Lyster, E. (April 2019). Collecting Industry and Occupation Data: A Training Guide for Poison Centers iod.unh.edu/projects/occupational-health-surveillance-program/trainings.