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California Occupational Health Indicators

Illustration of a diverse group of men and women workers.The Occupational Health Branch (OHB) has worked with other states, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to develop a set of occupational health indicators.

Indicators are statistics that measure work-related injuries, illnesses, exposures, and other factors that can influence worker health. Each indicator was selected because it is important to public health and can be calculated using a data source that is readily available.

OHB uses the statewide indicators to:

  • Share annual data with those in California who are interested in or can influence workplace health and safety, the federal government, and CSTE;
  • Develop partnerships with agencies that collect data and staff expertise in analyzing data;
  • Partner with other states to create "how-to" guides and consider ideas for new indicators; and
  • Guide our efforts to prevent workplace injury and illness in California.

You can download the full California Occupational Health Indicators report for 2011-2016 (PDF) to see the latest data.

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