Table of Contents

Principles. Introduction.
Getting organized.
Collecting data.
Measuring injury and disease frequency.
Comparing rates of injury and disease.
Protocols for case reporting and follow-up.
Analysis and interpretation.
Feedback.
Evaluation and planning.
Surveillance and the design of occupational health information systems. Case studies. Lead poisoning and elevated blood lead.
Acute pesticide poisoning.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Silicosis.
Noise-induced hearing loss.
Asthma.
Injury surveillance at Ford Motor Company.
Health and disability insurance --Cancer mortality surveillance.
Fatal injury surveillance.
Exposure surveillance for chemical and physical hazards.
Hospital discharge data.
Poison control centers.
Workers' compensation information systems.
Closing the loop : impact of a lead poisoning prevention project.
Frontiers of occupational health surveillance. Appendices. A: Standardized forms used in occupational health surveillance.
B: Questionnaires for active surveillance of cumulative trauma disorders.
C: Statistics for describing distributions.
D: Analysis and annual report for an individual workplace --E: Example of a rate-based analysis at an individual workplace.
F: Economic analysis and employer-based surveillance.
G: Questionnaires for the follow-up of elevated blood lead.
H: Field investigation : evaluation of selected jobs for risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative trauma disorders, food manufacturing workers, Santa Clara County.
I: Recommended medical screening protocol for workers exposed to occupational allergens.