The goal of the Hazardous Substances
Emergency Event Surveillance (HSEES) project is to reduce or eliminate
injuries that can result from hazardous substances events. To attain
this goal the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services:
collects information on
the hazardous substance events in New Jersey,
analyzes data concerning
identifies risks factors
and prevention strategies, and
performes outreach to communities
designed to reduce the occurrence and potential injuries from
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
began HSEES in 1990. New Jersey has been collecting this information
since January 2000. New Jersey is one of fifteen states that has
a cooperative agreement with ATSDR to conduct work on hazardous
substances events under HSEES. Other states' HSEES websites
can be found through the ATSDR at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hs/hsees/.
A HSEES event includes any short-term release or threatened release
of a substance (with the exception of petroleum products) that can
cause adverse human health effects. Additional information on HSEES
is available from the ATSDR HSEES website.
here for a statistical summary of hazardous substance
for information on a few cases with injuries due to exposures.