Institute on Disability


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.

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University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability

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