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Occupational injuries, more commonly referred to as “work-related injuries”, include any injuries that occur to an individual while he or she is on the job.   Work-related injuries occur in many different types of work environments each workday.  As with other injuries, occupational injuries can be either intentional, as in the case of workplace violence, or unintentional, such as a fall from a ladder.

The Department of Public Health's Occupational Health Unit conducts occupational disease surveillance, intervention, prevention, and education activities in Connecticut, based on physician reports and other data sources.

DPH Occupational Health Unit