Institute on Disability
 

Title

Collecting Industry and Occupation Data: A Training Guide for Poison Centers

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

4-2-2019

Publisher

University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability

Document Type

Presentation

Share

COinS