Worker Health and Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program monitors work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities in Colorado. Data is analyzed and synthesized into reports on occupational hazards and exposures and their impacts on health. Researchers, policy makers, public health practitioners, employers and others can use the information to improve the health and safety of Colorado's workforce.
The program collects, compiles and disseminates information on a variety of measures, such as:
- Work-related fatalities
- Work-related hospitalizations
- Work-related injuries, such as amputations and burns
- Work-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma and pneumoconiosis
- Occupational lead and pesticide exposure
- Employment in high risk industries and occupations
- Socio-economic impact of work-related injuries
Funding for this program is made possible (in part) by award number 1-U60-OH-009842-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The views expressed in written materials or publications and presentations by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC-NIOSH; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.