Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks ? the underlying goal of SENSOR is the prevention of occupational disease and injury. As one of the major CDC/NIOSH surveillance programs, SENSOR promotes the more general goals for surveillance including: identifying new, unrecognized occupational diseases, injuries, and hazards; identifying sentinel diseases, injuries or hazards, the occurrence of which represents a failure of prevention; determining and tracking the magnitude and distribution of those diseases in question; disseminating information to aid the public and government in decision-making.
This is the acronym for Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks. The mission of the SENSOR program is to build and maintain occupational illness and injury surveillance capacity within state health departments. Under this program, NIOSH/CDC provides cooperative agreement funding and technical support to state health departments to conduct surveillance on one or more occupational illnesses or injuries.