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, the death rate from occupational-related injuries is 2.3 per 100,000 employees.  Motor vehicle incidents and falls are the predominant causes of occupational injury fatalities in New Jersey.

  4. Our Strategy

    The DOH Occupational Health Services unit collects information on work place injuries from the work related fatality assessment surveillance system.  Successful approaches to making New Jersey workplaces healthier and safer begin by collecting the information necessary to understand the problem. 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. The Department has partnered with the federal government for the NJ Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project which is a research program that investigates the causes of fatal work-related injuries.

  5. Did you know?

    In New Jersey there are nearly 4,000 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
At/Making progress toward Goal
Making less progress toward Goal than expected
Not progressing toward Goal
Negative progression toward Goal

Last Reviewed: 12/11/2017