National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - Occupational Supplement (NEISS-WORK)

Years Available
1998 to present
Mode of Collection
Surveillance data (passive data collection) collected at a sample of U.S. hospital emergency departments.
The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System – Occupational Supplement (NEISS-WORK) is an expansion of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), used to monitor consumer-product related injuries. NEISS-WORK collects data on all work-related nonfatal injuries uses a subsample of those emergency departments for its data collection.
Selected Content
NEISS-WORK collects demographic data, diagnosis, body part affected, ER disposition, information about the event or exposure, and the source of the illness or injury.
Population Covered
U.S. civilian non-institutionalized workers.
NEISS hospitals are a stratified probability sample of all U.S. hospitals that have at least 6 beds and provide 24-hour emergency department (ED) services. The NEISS-WORK data are collected at a subset of these hospitals and include very large inner-city hospitals with trauma centers, as well as large urban, suburban, rural, and children's hospitals. Trained onsite hospital coders abstract and code data from electronic ED records for all treated cases that are classifiable as work-related. (Work-related is defined as doing work for pay or other compensation on the employer's premises, or during transportation between locations as part of the job; doing agricultural production activities; and working as a volunteer for an organized group.) Data are weighted to produce national estimates.
Response Rates and Sample Size
NEISS collects data from a sample of approximately 100 hospitals with 24-hour emergency department services. NEISS-WORK data are collected at 60 of these hospitals.
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