National Occupational Mortality Surveillance South Africa (NOMS-SA)

What is NOMS-SA?

National Occupational Mortality Surveillance South Africa (NOMS-SA) is a nation-wide, evidence-based surveillance system that measures primary and common risks associated with specific occupations and industries using mortality data from Statistics South Africa.

Why do we need mortality surveillance?

NOMS-SA describes the relationship between work and wellbeing in order to inform policy development to improve worker safety and health. It can
provide information for workplaces and educational activities. Surveillance of occupational mortality can enable research and prevention strategies.