Summer 2014:
Occupational Health in New Mexico
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Occupational Health in New Mexico

OH Indicators: Results

Occupational Health Indicators (OHI) are measures of work-related disease or injury, employment, prevention, and economic factors that are utilized to identify prevention priorities and to evaluate trends over time.

These data can help guide priorities for prevention and intervention efforts. Click the button below to see the latest results for New Mexico.

To see the OHIs for all years since 2010, and those for other states, please visit the CSTE: Occupational Health: Indicators page.
NM data / results (PDF)

Infographic: Silicosis in NM

New Mexico has historically high rates of silicosis because of mining. However, not all silicosis in the state is mine-related. 

This infographic shows data from 2000-11, the sources of exposure, as well as resources available for NM residents.
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Reminder: Reporting NM Occupational Health Conditions

All health care providers and lab directors are required by law to report certain occupational illnesses and/or injuries to the NM OHSP. 

Cases should be reported within 24 hours. Fax reports to (505) 841-5895 or call (505) 827-0006. Download reporting form.

For more information on reporting, visit OHSP or click here for FAQs.

A Note From Stephanie

The NM Occupational Health Surveillance Program has been going strong since its inception in 2002, when it began as a collaborative project between the NM Department of Health and the University of New Mexico by former deputy state epidemiologist, Ron Voorhees, MD and Karen Mulloy, DO. I had the great fortune to come on board in 2003 as the surveillance coordinator. I have met and collaborated with many wonderful New Mexicans who advocate for the health of workers throughout our state in these 10 years. I have talked with farm workers, occupational and environmental health professionals in tribal communities, and many wonderful and dedicated health care providers. I have also partnered with dedicated professionals in other states and at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I will be moving on from my position as the OHSP epidemiologist and to thank you for all your contributions to the OHSP. I will remain in my home state but am stepping out of public health for awhile to pursue more education and to take a breather.

— Stephanie Moraga-McHaley
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