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Table 3 State Health Department Activities in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and Workplace Health Promotion (WHP)

From: Workplace health promotion and safety in state and territorial health departments in the United States: a national mixed-methods study of activity, capacity, and growth opportunities

  OSH survey respondents (n=39) WHP survey respondents (n=40)
Level of surveillance activity SHDs engage in
 None 8% (3) 18% (7)
 Some 26% (10) 36% (14)
 High 67% (26) 46% (18)
Percent who provided each of the following types of implementation support to employers
 Tools & educational materials to employers 68% (25) 90% (36)
 Training to employers 41% (15) 78% (31)
 Technical assistance to employers 59% (22) 79% (31)
 Assist employers in monitoring program quality 18% (6) 64% (25)
How many types of implementation support did SHDs provide to employers?
 None 28% (11) 10% (4)
 1 21% (8) 8% (3)
 2 13% (5) 8% (3)
 3 26% (10) 15% (6)
 All 4 13% (5) 60% (24)
Percent (Yes) who provided direct services to workers 61% (23) 51% (20)
Percent who engaged in follow-back investigation activities (OSH only)
 None 31% (12)
 EITHER conduct investigations OR refer to other agencies for investigations 28% (11)
 BOTH conduct investigations AND refer to other agencies for investigations 41% (16)
Percent (Yes) who engaged in standard and policy development? (OSH only) 39% (15)