Occupational Health Surveillance

Since 1986, the Occupational Health Surveillance (OHS) program monitors occupational conditions among the workforce and recommends preventive procedures in the state of Texas.

The goal of DSHS Occupational Health Surveillance Program is to:

  • Identify disease trends,
  • Recommend preventive actions, and
  • Protect health of workers and communities in Texas.

The Occupational Health Surveillance Program operates under state laws:

Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 99, Rule 99.1

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Texas law requires reporting of specific occupational diseases to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).