Just a reminder that the Industry and Occupation Section in CDRSS is live for all disease conditions (including emerging diseases) and we encourage users to enter workplace information during case follow-up. Please review the updated quick-reference guide (attached) for additional details on the Industry and Occupation Section and also suggestions on how to ask about industry and occupation.
As a part of this effort, a short training video was developed for staff conducting case follow-up to help improve their collection of industry and occupation data, and is available here: https://youtu.be/CFYDXaBbBm4.
This is a part of a national effort to expand currently available data sources. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that surveillance systems of emergent diseases, and other disease conditions, need to include occupation and industry information. Collecting this information will allow for improving worker protection, prioritizing public health strategies, and mitigating transmission in the workplace.
If you have any additional questions, please send an e-mail to the Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program: EOHSP@doh.nj.gov.
This information has been broadcast to: Local Boards of Health; NJDOH Staff; NJLINCS and Local Contacts; NJLINCS Community