1. Occupational Injuries

  2. What’s the Story?

    Occupational injuries, fatal and non-fatal, are serious public health concerns which are largely preventable through efforts such as occupational health surveillance, enforcement, outreach, compliance assistance, training, and education.

  3. By the Numbers

    In New Jersey, there have been more than 1,000 fatal work-related injuries since 2000. The largest proportion of workplace fatalities were a result of transportation incidents and falls, slips, and trips.

  4. Our Strategy

    Successful approaches to making New Jersey workplaces healthier and safer begin by collecting the information necessary to understand the problem. Using multiple data sources to track workplace injury and illness, the NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Unit develops intervention strategies and practical solutions to reduce hazards in New Jersey workplaces. For example, Occupational Health Indicators provide a snapshot of the health of New Jersey workers and can be used by public health officials to track work-related adverse health effects and their causes.

  5. Did you know?

    In New Jersey, there are nearly 3,000 work-related hospitalizations per year.

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Progress Toward Goal

* Rate per 100,000 population

Only one year of data currently available

Exceeding Goal
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Making less progress toward Goal than expected
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Negative progression toward Goal

Last Reviewed: 5/9/2018