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.
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.
Noise-induced hearing loss.
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.