COVID 19 Occupational Health Surveillance (OHS) requires the systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of occupational health related data for planning, implementation and evaluation of workplace interventions.

Data from multiple surveillance systems in the Public and Private sector is required to monitor the disease, identify workplace risk factors and implement effective interventions. Currently there is limited occupational health surveillance data available.

The reports produced are based on data from NICD NMC, PUI and COVID-19 Sentinel Hospital Surveillance Database.

COVID-19 Sentinel Surveillance on Hospitalized Health Care Workers (HCW)

The NIOH will provide monthly updates on this sentinel surveillance. These reports are compiled by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Division. National Institute for Occupational Health   |   25 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

2022 HCW Surveillance reports

2021 HCW Surveillance reports

2020 HCW Surveillance reports

COVID-19 Surveillance –  Transmissions by Occupation Report  

As lockdown continues to impact industries and workers around the globe severely, the risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 varies, depending on the industry and the need for close contact (within 2 m) with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Surveillance of the health and safety of workers at risk is therefore vital to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce in South Africa. This report describes the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by sex, age-group and occupation.

COVID-19 Transmissions by Occupation Report