Mississippi State Department of Health

Occupational Health Surveillance Program


The MSDH Occupational Health Surveillance Program will develop a surveillance system to identify work-related injuries and support occupational health.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration considers an injury or illness to be work-related if an event or exposure occurring in a work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition, or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. Work-related illnesses and injuries can be prevented.

In order to develop effective preventive strategies, comprehensive information is collected to understand the demographic characteristics and occupational risks among Mississippi's workforce.

Program Focus and Anticipated Outcomes

The OHS Program collects data for 21 occupational health indicators. Some of the major indicators are:

The OHS Program, in conjunction with project partners, anticipates the achievement of the following outcomes:


More information on OHS


Office of Health Data and Research
Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-4538

Phone: 601-576-8165

Links referenced
Mississippi Occupational Health Indicators 2019    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,8098,299,pdf/Occupational_Health_2013-2015.pdf
Mississippi Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Report 2018    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7852.pdf
Occupational Health Surveillance Program    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/surveillance/
OHS Surveillance Data    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/surveillance/data.html

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