What is the Illness and Injury Surveillance Program (IISP) ?
--- Please note: This program was closed in February 2012. ---
Epidemiologic surveillance assesses the overall health of the current DOE workforce at 14 DOE sites and facilities. The goal is to identify groups of workers that may be at increased risk for occupation-related injury and illness. In response to indications of excess risk, program staff can assess the need for additional investigations. Surveillance is based on continuous collection, analysis, and interpretation of selected morbidity, demographic, and occupational exposure data. The program is a corporate resource providing our customers with timely health information. We also provide epidemiologic and public health expertise in the evaluation of worker health concerns. Reports summarizing the results of epidemiologic surveillance are published annually and are available (Select menu tab "Annual Reports"). Implementation of epidemiologic surveillance has advanced the automation of health data management systems at sites such as the INEEL, fostering the development of state-of-the-art medical information management.