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Automated Safety Incident Surveillance and Tracking System (ASISTS)

Metadata Updated: May 1, 2021

The Automated Safety Incident Surveillance and Tracking System (ASISTS) is a repository of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employee accident data. Many types of accidents are captured, but the primary focus of the ASISTS database is to track and to report on employee exposures to blood borne pathogens through needlesticks, sharps and body fluids. Accident data is captured locally at medical centers using the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) ASISTS package. Federal Employee Compensation claims are transmitted electronically in order to provide efficient and timely submission to the Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs; and to ensure that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is maintained. On a daily basis the Federal Employee Compensation claims are transmitted by Electronic Data Interchange extraction. A weekly download of the accident reports are sent to the national database using MailMan messages. On a monthly basis, extracts are sent to the ASISTS central repository located at the Austin Information Technology Center. The VHA Support Service Center (VSSC) provides multiple customized reports on the VSSC Web portal available on the VA Intranet. The primary users of ASISTS include OSHA, VA Headquarters, the VISN Directors, and occupational safety and health professionals located at each VA medical facility.

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Non-public: This dataset is not for public access or use. Specific details are provided below. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2021
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Identifier VA-VHA-OPH-002
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-01
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
Category Basic Statistics, Use, and Operational Data
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 4baeb50b-7c3d-494d-8177-f53fe6b3471f
Harvest Source Id fcd1f625-1c2e-4663-95cf-1b0eb053cce1
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 029:040
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0fa0e81ddc0afb20b9ef1d0a17bd5cb32c4009fd
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1999-01-01T05:00:00Z/2013-12-31T05:00:00Z

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