Spring 2014:
Occupational Health in New Mexico
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NM Occupations in BRFSS!

Recognizing the importance of work in the lives and health of its citizens, the New Mexico Department of Health began collecting the current occupation and industry of respondents to the NM Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2011 through state-added questions. 

This report describes selected findings from the first year's data. Click here to read the NM Epidemiology Report: Occupation and Health in New Mexico, or visit the OHSP Reports & Information webpage. In addition, data for 2012 has been collected and will be available for analysis soon!

2013: Data at a Glance

This table summarizes the case reports by type that were received by the New Mexico Occupational Health Registry from January 1 through December 31, 2013.

New Mexico Occupational Notifiable Conditions Surveillance, 2013.
*Does not include adult laboratory blood lead results reported directly to the NM Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
†46% of “Other” category were minor injuries (both cumulative and traumatic), followed by chemical exposure injuries & illnesses (21%).


Infographics and Reporting Reminder

Lead Exposure and Illness in New Mexico Adults

In 2012, fifty adults had blood lead levels elevated at or above 10 µg/dL. This
infographic shows distribution of lead exposure sources.


Mesothelioma in the Workplace in New Mexico

NM OHSP tracks the malignant mesothelioma incidence among all New Mexicans. Check out this infographic that summarizes OHSP activities.


Reporting NM Occupational Health Conditions

All health care providers and lab directors are required by law to report occupational illnesses and/or injuries to the NM OHSP.
  1. Cases should be reported within 24 hours.
  2. Download and complete the one page reporting form.
  3. Fax reporting form to (505) 841-5895 or call (505) 841-5894
Regulations and Information

Required Conditions to Report

  • Asbestosis
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational burn hospitalization
  • Occupational injury death
  • Occupational pesticide poisoning
  • Occupational traumatic amputation
  • Silicosis
  • Other illnesses or injuries related to occupational exposure
For more information, visit our NM OHSP: Health Providers page.
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