Occupational Health

Nearly five million people work in Michigan. Approximately three-hundred thousand experience a work-related illness or injury every year. On average about three workers die every week of an acute work-related injury in Michigan.  Successful approaches to making workplaces safer begin with having the data necessary to understand the problem. Data about work-related illnesses and injuries in Michigan are available in a variety of reports and publications.
 

Summary data
Thirteen Indicators of the Health of Michigan's Workforce. After you review the report, please come back to this site and give us your feedback.   Your opinions are very important to us.

Work-related Health Disparities in Michigan

Data on specific work-related injuries and illnesses

Amputations
2014 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report
2013 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report
2012 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report
2011 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report
2009 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report
2008 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report 
2007 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report 
2006 Work-related Amputations in Michigan Report 

Pesticides
2013 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report,
2012 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report,
2011 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report
2010 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report
2009 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report
2008 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 
2007 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 
2006 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 
2005 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 
2004 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 
2001-2003 Pesticide lllness and Injury Surveillance in Michigan Report 

Other conditions

Annual Reports on other occupational diseases and injuries include silicosis and other lung diseases, work-related asthma, noise-induced hearing loss, adult blood lead levels, work-related fatalities, work-related burns, work-related skull fractures, carbon monoxide, and heavy metals.

Useful Occupational Health Websites

Michigan State University - Maintains Michigan's occupational disease reporting and surveillance systems. In Michigan, physicians, hospitals, clinics, and employers are required to report known or suspected cases where an individual has an occupational disease or a health condition aggravated by workplace exposures. Read the Michigan Public Health Code section on reporting occupational disease. Occupational disease reporting procedures and forms are at http://www.oem.msu.edu/ReportForm.aspx

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Enforces state and federal legal requirements and provides for the sale and use of pesticides, oversight over migrant farmworker safety.  

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health   - Conducts research and makes recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries 

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) - Sets and enforces standards for workplace safety and provides safety and health consultations to employers.

Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational illness and injury statistics

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics - List of clinics that provide for medical evaluation of patients with suspected occupational or environmental disease or injury.