Indicator #17: Occupational Safety and Health Professionals

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This occupational health indicator provides information about occupational safety and health professionals who are board-certified occupational medicine physicians, members of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), board-certified occupational health nurses, members of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), board-certified industrial hygienists, members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), board-certified safety professionals, and members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

More about this indicator

Work-related injuries and illnesses are preventable. It is important to determine if there are sufficient trained personnel to implement occupational health preventive services.

Why is this indicator important?

Current membership rosters of cited organizations (Numbers of health and safety professionals); Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey (Employment estimates used to calculate rates).

Data Source for this Indicator

U.S. data and information about this indicator obtained from

Limitation of Indicator

Other important occupational health specialties such as fire prevention, health physicists, and ergonomists are not included.