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Occupational respiratory disease surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of health and hazard data to monitor the extent and severity of occupationally-related lung disease and related workplace exposures for use in public health education and in disease prevention.

This NIOSH Topic also includes information about occupational respiratory disease medical screening and monitoring - the systematic evaluation of exposed workers to detect potential health problems at an early stage and to facilitate action to prevent the development or progression of occupationally-related respiratory disease.


Contact Information

Surveillance Branch
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies
1095 Willowdale Road
Morgantown, WV 26505

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