In recognition of the need for state-based occupational health monitoring programs, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a set of Occupational Health Indicators (OHI), measures of work-related illnesses, injuries and other factors that can be generated using existing state-level data. These data can be used to monitor the health status of working populations, track trends over time and compare state and national data.
Collecting and analyzing data on workplace injuries and illnesses can guide the development of technologies, educational activities, and policy changes that help to make workplaces safer and healthier. Colorado annually reports updated indicator data for the most recent year it is available (See Data & Monitoring Reports).
More information about state-based worker health surveillance:
Tools and resources for surveillance and research: