Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Worker Health Module

Organizational Location

The surveillance system is located within the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.


Workers employed within the state of Washington.

Time Period of Data Collection

WA State has been collecting industry & occupation, and information on work-related injury/illness on the WA BRFSS since 2002.

Data Source

WA DOH - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Data Management

  • Collect data on industry and occupation on: currently employed, self-employed
  • Industry and occupation coding
    • NIOSH Standardized Occupation and Industry Coding software
    • NIOSH trained coders
    • 265 industry and 509 occupation (2000 Census) Industry or occupation minor/major groups

Data Analysis & Dissemination

  • Descriptive and multivariable analyses
  • Open-access publications


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