The NIOSH Industry and Occupation Computerized Coding System (NIOCCS) is a web-based software tool. NIOCCS was created to translate industry and occupation text into standardized industry and occupation codes.
The Benefits of NIOCCS
- It reduces the high cost of manually coding industry and occupation information.
- It improves code uniformity.
- It is free and can be used by anyone, but is most often used by
- Researchers interested in occupational health
- Federal government agencies
- State health departments
- Other organizations that collect or evaluate information using industry and occupation
About the NIOCCS Application
In 2021, NIOCCS began using machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence. It uses prediction models and allows systems to learn and improve from experience. Every record receives a code. The results are more accurate and consistent because of the machine learning platform. Data code faster than ever, with tens of thousands of records coded in minutes.
Autocoder Model Explanation
Industry: The NIOCCS industry machine learning model determines industry code probabilities based solely on recognized words in the industry and the occupation narratives. The industry code with the highest probability is selected. The industry codes used by the industry model are a subset of the NAICS 2017 codes, 365 in all.
Occupation: The occupation machine learning model determines occupation code probabilities based solely on recognized words in the industry and the occupation narratives. The occupation code with the highest probability is selected. The occupation codes used by the occupation model are a subset of the SOC 2018 codes, 808 in all.
How to Cite NIOCCS in a Publication
NIOSH (2024). NIOSH Industry and Occupation Computerized Coding System (NIOCCS). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Field Studies & Engineering, Health Informatics Branch.
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