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Injury Prevention Inventory: Occupational Injury
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources



Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

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Workplace health and safety training programs

Safety Matters: A Safety & Health Training for Young Workers

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Program designed to raise awareness among young people about workplace safety and health and to provide an understanding of the skills they need to become active participants in creating safe and healthy work environments

Safe. Skilled. Ready Workforce Initiative

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Initiative created to ensure that all workers have the basic skills needed to stay safe on the job and to contribute to a safe, healthy, and productive workplace

Policies regarding workplace safety

Personal Protective Equipment

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Guide used to determine what kind of hazards exist in the workplace and what type(s) of personal protective equipment is required

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Occupational Injury

Sample Proximal Measures for Occupational Injury

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations



  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform occupational injury prevention
  • Participants/organizations reached through occupational injury trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing occupational injury prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to occupational injury
  • Trainings related to workplace health and safety
  • Workplace injury reports
  • Workplace safety regulations and policies adopted

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Additional Resources Related to Occupational Injury

Title & URL



The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

New Jersey Safe Schools Program

Rutgers School of Public Health

A project supported by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, to assist schools in reducing risk to occupational safety and health hazards in secondary school and work microenvironments in which NJ adolescents spend time

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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