Making Industry and Occupation Information Useful for Public Health

This is the second of two blogs in the series “COVID-19 Surveillance among Workers: What we know and what are we doing to learn more”. To learn more about occupation and industry data collection for acute infectious diseases, see the first blog Collecting occupation and industry data in public health surveillance systems for COVID-19. Information about a person’s occupation and industry can be incredibly useful for determining if certain jobs or kinds of businesses put people at a higher risk of illness or injury. This is why many surveys and case report forms ask about a person’s job. There are