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Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (SHARP) — Research for Safe Work

Surveys were conducted for surveillance, evaluation, and prevention purposes through the Washington State Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) Dermatitis Program.

Work-related skin disorders, risk factors and prevention: A survey of agricultural employers in Washington State. A survey of orchard farmers concerning skin problems encountered in agricultural workers; Report 63‑3‑2000 (63 KB PDF).

Occupational skin disorders: A survey of health care providers. Survey was conducted to assess the extent of occupational skin disorder problems in Washington State and to establish which doctors were seeing a majority of occupation-related skin disorders; Report 48‑1‑1998 (233 KB PDF).

State of Washington hospital hand care survey 2000: Summary of results. Results of a telephone interview of infection control or employee health specialists in all 106 Washington hospitals regarding the use of hand washing products, gloves and moisturizers in their health care facility. Knowledge of moisturizer compatibility issues with latex gloves and chlorhexidine gluconate hand washing agents was also assessed. Hand care survey (25 KB PDF).

Washington State Hospitals: Latex Sensitivity Issues

  • Latex sensitivity in Washington State acute care hospitals: A needs assessment and survey of awareness of the issues. A survey of employee health and infection control specialists in 105 Washington acute care hospitals. Specialists were queried on knowledge of latex allergy, the perceived extent of the problem and the actions taken to address the problem. Report 58‑1‑1999. Please contact SHARP for a copy of this report.
  • Latex sensitivity in Washington State acute care hospitals. Cohen, MA and Kaufman, JD. AAOHN Journal 2000; 48: 297-304. Please contact SHARP for a copy of this journal article.

Evaluation of the Washington Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) Dermatitis Program by the sentinel medical providers. Results of a survey of the sentinel medical providers to evaluate the SENSOR program, reporting process and improvements to the program. Report 36‑8‑2001. Please contact SHARP for a copy of this report.

The reports created were supported by Grant Number U60/CCU008154-08 Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Surveillance of Occupational Dermatologic Disorders from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The contents of the reports are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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