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Friday, September 11 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
NIOSH Occupational Health Safety Network: Current Trends, Upcoming Exposure Module

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Topic Overview: Healthcare and social assistance accounts for the highest number of private industry non-fatal occupational injuries among all sectors, representing 20.7% of all occupational injuries reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013. The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a voluntary surveillance system developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH,) part of CDC, and collaborating partners in 2011 to enable near real-time tracking of occupational injuries among healthcare personnel (HCP,) including injury event type, occupation of the injured worker, injury location and injury risk factors. From January 2012 to October 2014, 112 hospitals in 19 states and Washington D.C. used OHSN to track: slips, trips and falls (STF;) musculoskeletal disorders due to patient handling (PHM;) and workplace violence (WPV) among their HCP. A total of 13,798 injuries were reported to OHSN. More than 76% of these injuries met Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordability criteria. Nurses (38%,) nursing assistants (19%) and radiology technicians (4%) accounted for 61% of injuries.

OHSN empowers participating hospitals to identify, promote and measure the impact of practical interventions to reduce injuries among HCP in hospital settings. OHSN data suggest that readily available hospital resources such as lifting equipment can significantly reduce the number of patient handling injuries.


  1. Identify observed trends in injury rates from aggregate OHSN data.
  2. Explain how to join and participate in OHSN.
  3. Describe how to use reports and prevention resources in OHSN.
  4. Review the new OHSN Exposure Module.

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Ahmed Gomaa, MD, ScD, MSPH

Medical Officer
Ahmed Gomaa started his career as an orthopedic surgeon treating occupational injuries for five years in Alexandria, Egypt before he joined Tulane University to study occupational and environmental epidemiology. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of South... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2015 2:25pm - 3:10pm PDT
Pacific Concourse D&E

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