Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN)

What is the Concept for OHSN?

OHSN is a new voluntary and secure electronic occupational safety and health surveillance system developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The first version of OHSN is limited to the healthcare sector (Healthcare Sector Component), but we envision that OHSN will be expanded to other industry sectors in the future. The initial OHSN Healthcare Sector Component focuses on non-infectious occupational safety and health issues among healthcare personnel (HCP), starting with three HCP Traumatic Injury modules.

In developing OHSN, NIOSH collaborated with CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This system, while primarily focused on patient safety, also includes modules to track infectious disease issues among healthcare personnel. For more information on NHSN, see http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/background.html.

For more information on Surveillance Reporting for Enrolled Facilities, see http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/settings.html.