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|Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.|
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The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is strengthening its commitment to the health and safety of workers in the
The Department’s Occupational Health Surveillance Program collects hospital, physician and laboratory data on work-related illness and injury in
DHSS Deputy Commissioner and State Epidemiologist Eddy Bresnitz, M.D., said the Department will use the data to influence workplace policies on factors that compromise worker health – ranging from exposure to poisonous substances to poorly designed workspaces – and to promote funding for worker safety measures.
“For those who spend 40 hours a week on the job, work environments must be safe and healthy,” Dr. Bresnitz said. “The ultimate goal of this program is improved protection for the
According to current Department statistics, on-the-job injuries claim the lives of 120 workers in
A copy of the report, “Putting Data to Work: Occupational Health Indicators from Thirteen Pilot States for 2000,” is available in the CSTE website at www.cste.org.
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