THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on National Statistics
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Committee on Developing a Smarter National Surveillance System
for Occupational Safety and Health in the 21st Century
A Smarter National Surveillance System for Occupational Safety and Health
in the 21st Century
This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of OSH surveillance. It is intended to be useful to federal and state agencies that have an interest in occupational safety and health, but may also be of interest broadly to employers, labor unions and other worker advocacy organizations, the workers’ compensation insurance industry, as well as state epidemiologists, academic researchers, and the broader public health community. The recommendations address the strengths and weaknesses of the envisioned system relative to the status quo and both short- and long-term actions and strategies needed to bring about a progressive evolution of the current system.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 9, 2018 and can be found, in its entirety, on.