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Accession Number PB2013-105836
Title New Mexico Occupational Health Surveillance.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 25p
Personal Author D. O. Kesler
Abstract Importance of problem: New Mexico is home to several high hazard industries, including mining, oil and gas drilling, construction, and agriculture. New Mexico has a vast and sparsely populated terrain, and its rural nature often contributes to the severity of occupational injury outcomes. There is a confluence of cultures, languages, and governmental jurisdictions, (federal and state, and tribal) in New Mexico that contribute to the challenges of conducting surveillance and developing appropriate prevention strategies for its workers. Approach: The New Mexico Occupational Health Surveillance Program (NMOHSP) was established to utilize existing data from State and Federal public health and labor agencies, public and private healthcare providers, and academic institutions in order to create a single repository for combining these data into valid, reliable and useful surveillance information. The NMOHSP participates in the collection of state-based occupational health indicators (OHIs). The OHIs provided guidance for New Mexico's initial surveillance focus and continue to inform the Program's agenda.
Keywords Agriculture
Construction
Demography
Environmental exposure
Farmers
Hazards
Health indicators
Injuries
Mining industry
New Mexico
Occupational safety and health
Oil refineries
Pesticides
Public health
Pulmonary system disorders
Respiratory system disorders
Sociology
Surveillance
Transportation industry
Work environments
Workers


 
Source Agency National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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