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These SHARP publications are available free of charge. Please contact us to request copies on paper or alternate formats.

Aging workforce

No publication number.
Work System Balance for Older Workers (373 KB PDF).

No publication number.
Making the Most of an Aging Workforce (824 KB PDF / 2 min). Presentation by Mel McLaughlin at the 2008 Governor's Conference.

Agriculture

24-2-1991
Farmworker Health and Safety in Washington State — A Look at Workers' Compensation Data.

24-3-1993
Investigation of a New Method for Monitoring Worker Exposure to Pesticides — A Non‑Technical Project Description (100 KB PDF).

63-2-2000
Poison Oak Poster (154 KB PDF). Learn to recognize poison oak in every season (presented in English and Spanish). This color poster is split over two pages, which should be joined after printing.

Ergonomics

16-1-1991
Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Claims Initiation — Baseline Findings.

16-3-1992
Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Claims Initiation — Follow‑up Preliminary Report.

16-4-1992
Cumulative Trauma Disorders in MIPS — Baseline Preliminary Report.

16-5-1992
Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Claims Initiation Follow‑up.

18-1-1991
Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Fish Processing Plants — A Preliminary Report

18-2-1992
Cumulative Trauma Disorders at Two Fish Processing Plants — One Year Follow‑up Survey, 1992: Preliminary Report.

19-1-1991
Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders in a Poultry Processing Plant — A Preliminary Report.

19-2-1993
Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders in a Poultry Processing Plant — Follow‑up Report.

20-1-1991
Cumulative Trauma Disorders at an Aluminum Rolling Mill — Preliminary Baseline Findings.

20-2-1991
Whole‑Body Vibration Measurements on Heavy Equipment at an Aluminum Rolling Mill.

22-1-1991
Upper Limb Cumulative Trauma Disorders at a Pulp and Paper Mill — A Preliminary Report: Section 1.

22-2-1991
Upper Limb Cumulative Trauma Disorders at a Pulp and Paper Mill — A Preliminary Report: Section 2 (Ergonomics Evaluation).

22-3-1995
Wood Processing Industry: Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Factors for Selected Jobs. Preliminary Results.

22-4-1999
Ergonomics Evaluation Report on a Trimmer Operator's Job (23 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

25-1-1992
Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders in a Silk Screening Plant — A Preliminary Report.

28-2-2000
Your Body, Your Job: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2000.
Checklist for Workplace Risk Factors of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (53 KB PDF).

29-1-1992
Work‑Related Musculoskeletal Disorders at an Aluminum Reduction Mill — 1992 Preliminary Report: Part I.

29-2-1992
Postural and Biomechanical Evaluation of Selected Jobs at an Aluminum Reduction Facility — 1992 Baseline Findings.

29-3-1992
1992 Baseline Biomechanical Evaluation of Selected Jobs at an Aluminum Reduction Facility — Complete Results.

29-5-1994
Environmental and Physiologic Measures of Heat Stress in an Aluminum Reduction Facility.

29-6-1997
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders at an Aluminum Reduction Mill.

34-1-1994
Limitations of a Twin Axis Strain Gauge Electrogoniometer for Measuring Wrist Flexion — A Pilot Study.

40-1-1997
Work‑related Disorders of the Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1989 – 1996.

40-2-1999
Work‑Related Disorders of the Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1990 – 1997.

40-3-1999
Non‑Traumatic Soft Tissue MSDs, 1990 – 1997.

40-4a-2000
Work‑related Disorders of the Neck, Back, and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1990 – 1998.

40-5-2001
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity Washington State Worker's Compensation Claims, 1991 – 1999.

40-6-2002
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1992 – 2000.

40-7-2003
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1993 – 2001.

40-8a-2004
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1994 – 2002.

40-8b-2004
Injured at Work. What workers' compensation data reveal about work‑related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) (653 KB PDF / 2 min). This document is a summary booklet of SHARP Report 40‑8a‑2004.

40-9-2005
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1995‑2003 (63 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

40-10a-2006
Work‑related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1996‑2004 (63 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

40-10b-2007
Injured at Work: What workers' compensation data reveal about work‑related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) (506 KB PDF / 1 min). This document is a summary booklet of SHARP Report 40‑10a‑2006.

40-11-2007
Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back, and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1997-2005 (794 KB PDF / 2 min).

45-1-1997
An Optimized Lighter‑Weight Concrete Masonry Unit: Biomechanical and Physiological Effects on Masons.

45-2-1996
Evaluation of Drywall Board Transport Handles.

53-1-1999
Employer Survey of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illnesses, Risk Factors and Prevention Steps in Washington State Workplaces (42 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

62-1-2000
Ergonomics Evaluation of Scan Index Operators (350 KB PDF), — summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

65-1-2000
Grip Strength and Hand Force Estimation (354 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

68-1a-2001
Evaluation of Ergonomics Training Workshops, Washington State, 2001 (63 KB PDF).

73-1-2004
Impact of Implementing the Washington State Ergonomics Rule, Final Report (59 KB PDF).

40-1-2005
The Economic Burden of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Long‑Run Earnings of CTS Claimants in Washington State, 1993 – 1994 (19 KB PDF).


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Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Publications developed by SHARP's FACE Program are available from our FACE Reports & Narratives page.

General health & safety

81-8c-2013
Successful bathtub stripping using sanding as an alternative to methylene chloride (224 KB PDF).

81-8b-2012
Successful bathtub stripping with benzyl alcohol as an alternative to methylene chloride-based paint strippers (101 KB PDF).

81-8a-2012
Hazard Alert for Bathtub Refinishers: Deaths from Methylene Chloride. A one-page fact sheet on the deadly hazards of using paint strippers that contain methylene chloride (138 KB PDF).

70-06-2013
DOSH Inspection and Consultation Visits and Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State (118 KB PDF).

70-5-2011
The Effect of DOSH Enforcement and Consultation Activity on the Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State, 1999-2008 (53 KB PDF).

59-2-2010
Occupational Heat Illness in Washington State, 2000‑2009 (374 KB PDF).

15-1-1992
A State‑Based Health & Safety Research Program, April 1992. Poster Session; APHA, Atlanta GA 11/13/1991.

15-10-2004
Innovations Newsletter ‑ 2004 Edition (740 KB PDF / 2 min).

32-1-1994
A Study of an Illness Outbreak in an Electronics Assembly Plant.

46-1-1997
Metalworking Fluids: A Fact Sheet for Workers (165 KB PDF).

46-2-1997
Metalworking Fluids: A Resource for Employers and Health & Safety Personnel in Washington State (453 KB PDF / 1 min).

59-1-2006
Heat‑related Illness in Washington State, State Fund Workers' Compensation Claims, 1995‑2004 (27 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

69-1-2001
Working Safely with Asbestos in Brake and Clutch Linings (920 KB PDF / 3 min). This document is a tri‑fold pamphlet and is best printed in color on 11 x 17 paper.

69-2-2003
Identifying Chemical and Biological Hazards in Washington State's Workplaces: A survey of labor groups, business associations, and health & safety professionals (512 KB PDF / 1 min).

69-3-2005
How to Protect Workers While Thermal Metal Spraying (85 KB PDF).

69-4-2005
Health and Safety in Washington State's Collision Repair Industry: A Needs Assessment (843 KB PDF / 2 min).

69-5-2006
Preventing injury and illness in auto body shops (79 KB PDF).

70-1-2001
Observed Associations Between WISHA Activities and Compensable Claims Rates, December 2001 (23 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

70-2-2003
Workplace Health and Safety Regulations: Impact of Enforcement and Consultation on Workers Compensation Claims Rates in Washington State with Two Years of Follow‑up (12 KB PDF). Summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

70-3-2003
Impact of WISHA Activities on Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State, 2001‑2002 (16 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

70-3-2006
The Effect of DOSH Enforcement Inspections and Consultation Visits on the Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State, 2004‑2005 (43 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

74-1-2007
Review of the Epidemiologic Studies for the Association between Firefighters and Selected Cancers; Multiple Myeloma, Stomach, Prostate, Testicular, Intestinal — Colon and Rectal Cancers (293 KB PDF).

81-1-2005
Carbon monoxide and forklifts: Warning poster for workers (334 KB PDF). This poster is best printed in color using paper size 11 x 17 but will also look good in black & white and paper size 8.5 x 11.

81-2-2005
Carbon monoxide and forklifts: Educational pamphlet for workers (296 KB PDF).

81-3-2005
Carbon monoxide and forklifts: Strategy guide for employers (1341 KB PDF / 4 min).

81‑4‑2009
Hazard Alert for 1-Bromopropane (85 KB PDF). A 1-page fact sheet for a chemical used in dry cleaning, vapor degreasing, spray adhesion, and other applications.

81‑4‑2009 (Korean)
Korean version: Hazard Alert for 1-Bromopropane (802 KB PDF / 2 min). A 1-page fact sheet for a chemical used in dry cleaning, vapor degreasing, spray adhesion, and other applications.

81‑5‑2010
Hazard Alert for Corrosive Cleaning Products (60 KB PDF). A one-page fact sheet on the hazards associated with corrosive cleaning products and how to prevent exposures and protect workers. These products are commonly used for cleaning, dishwashing, and degreasing in restaurants, bars, cafeterias, food services, taverns, grocery stores, delis, and by caterers.

81-6-2011
Hazard Alert for Nanoparticles (67 KB PDF). A one-page fact sheet on the hazards associated with engineered nanoparticles and nano-sized particle exposure. This alert describes various nanoparticle sources, exposure-related health effects, and exposure control and prevention measures.

Healthy Workplaces Project

Publications from the Healthy Workplaces Project are industry‑specific and are listed on these industry pages:

Journal Articles

Lead exposure

Lead surveillance reports

17-1-1990
Occupational Lead Poisoning Study — Data Analysis Summary.

17-2-1991
Occupational Lead Poisoning in Washington State Project Update.

17-3-1992
Occupational Lead Poisoning in Washington State — Assessment of Available Information with Recommendations: Implications for Tracking Occupational Diseases.

17-4-1993
Summary of Adult Blood Lead Surveillance — May 15 – December 31, 1993.

37-1-1995
Exposure Assessment Among Residential Painters Occupationally Exposed to Lead.

38-14-2010
Washington State Adult Blood Lead Registry Update (74 KB PDF), July 2010.

41-1-1996
Employees Exposed to Lead in Washington State Workplaces.

41-2-2002
Lead Exposure in Radiator Repair Workers: A survey of Washington State radiator repair shops and review of Occupational Lead Exposure Registry data (398 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

44-1-1997
Occupational Lead Exposure Registry — 1996 Annual Report, March 1997.

44-2-2000
Surveillance for Occupational Lead Poisoning, State of Washington, 1993‑1999, August 2000.

44-3-2001
Surveillance for Occupational Lead Poisoning, State of Washington, 1993‑2001, December 2001 (163 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.


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Lead prevention reports

17-6-1999
Occupational Lead Exposure — An Alert for Workers (67 KB PDF) English version.

17-6-1999(v)
Occupational Lead Exposure — An Alert for Workers (115 KB PDF) Vietnamese version.

17-6-2002(s)
Exposición de Plomo en el Trabajo — Un Aviso para los Trabajadores (174 KB PDF) Spanish version of "Occupational Lead Exposure — An Alert for Workers."

17-7-2001
Occupational Lead Exposure — A Health Care Provider Alert (75 KB PDF).

17-8-1994
Occupational Lead Exposure — An Employer Alert (210 KB PDF).

17-9-2000
How to Avoid Lead Poisoning in Bridge Repair Work: A Fact Sheet for Bridge Workers (123 KB PDF).

17-10-2000
Preventing Lead Poisoning in Radiator Repair Work: For Owners and Managers of Radiator Repair Businesses (84 KB PDF).

17-11-2002
Preventing Lead Poisoning in Scrap Metal Recycling (164 KB PDF). For Employers and Safety Managers in the Scrap Metal Recycling Business.

17-11-2002(s)
Previniendo el Envenenamiento por Plomo en los Negocios de Recirculación de Metal Desechado: Para Empleadores y Administradores de Prevención en los Negocios de Metal Desechado (256 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Preventing Lead Poisoning in Scrap Metal Recycling: For Employers and Safety Managers in the Scrap Metal Recycling Business."

17-12-2003
Avoiding Lead Poisoning When Repairing Radiators (139 KB PDF). This document is a tri‑fold pamphlet and is best printed in color on 11 X 17 paper.

51-1-2000
Lead hazards at indoor firing ranges (40 KB PDF).

60-1-2000
Working with lead: How to protect workers' health (153 KB PDF).


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Logging

92-10-2014
NEW Chaser Caught in Choker Bight (408 KB PDF).

92-09-2014
Timber Cutter Dies When Struck by Snag (409 KB PDF).

92-08-2014
Choker Setter Falls 50 Feet from a Cliff (67 KB PDF).

92-07-2014
Chaser Dies When Crushed between Yarder and Stump (116 KB PDF).

92-06-2013
Choker Setter Struck by Log When Hung Up Turn Comes Free (67 KB PDF).

92-05-2013
Choker Setter Dies After Being Struck By Haywire (191 KB PDF).

92-04-2013
Timber Cutter Killed after Walking Under a Standing Cut Up Tree (269 KB PDF).

92-03-2013
Motorized Carriages Involved in a Fatality and a Serious Hand Injury (268 KB PDF).

92-02-2012
Hooktender Suffers Internal Injuries and a Broken Arm after Choker Breaks (389 KB PDF).

92-01-2012
Timber Cutter Suffers Broken Leg When Struck by Cut Tree Sliding Downhill (266 KB PDF).

Reproductive health and development

This document updates and replaces SHARP's 1991 publications on reproductive health.

21-3-1999
summary form
Workplace Hazards to Reproduction and Development: A Resource for Workers, Employers, Health Care Providers, and Health & Safety Personnel — summary form (210 KB PDF).

21-3-1999
technical report
Workplace Hazards to Reproduction and Development: A Resource for Workers, Employers, Health Care Providers, and Health & Safety Personnel — full technical report (812 KB PDF / 2 min).

Safe patient handling

Special Report to the Legislature
New Implementation of Safe Patient Handling in Washington State Hospitals: Final Report to the Legislature October 2012 (576 KB PDF). Implementation of Washington State’s Safe Patient Handling legislation after full implementation.

Implementation of Safe Patient Handling in Washington State Hospitals Report to the Legislature December 2010 (1095 KB PDF). Implementation of Washington State’s Safe Patient Handling legislation for hospitals report.

No publication number
New Safe Patient Handling Programs: Evaluating Success (320 KB PDF).

Special report
Lifting Patients/Residents/Clients in Health Care: Washington State 2005 (66 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

61-5-2003
Getting to Zero in Washington State Nursing Homes: Final Report on Intervention Effectiveness (14 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.


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Skin disorders

27-1-1991
Outbreak of Dermatitis at a Manufacturing Facility — A Review of the investigation.

36-1-1995
SENSOR Dermatitis Project in Washington State. Newsletter to reporting providers. May 1995.

36-2-1997
SENSOR Dermatitis Project in Washington State. January 1997 (50 KB PDF).

36-3-1997
SENSOR Dermatitis Project in Washington State, December 1997.

36-4-1998
Work‑Related Skin Disorders in Washington State, 1993‑1997 (123 KB PDF).

36-5-1999
SENSOR Dermatitis Project in Washington State.

36-6-2000
SENSOR Dermatitis Project in Washington State Newsletter (113 KB PDF).

36-7-2001
Summary of the Washington SENSOR Dermatitis Project (26 KB PDF).

36-8-2001
Evaluation of Washington SENSOR Dermatitis Project by the Sentinel Medical Providers.

36-9-2003
Work‑Related Skin Disorders in Washington State, 1990‑2000.

48-1-1998
Occupational Skin Disorders: A Survey of Health Care Providers (233 KB PDF).

55-3-1999
A Guide to Preventing Dermatitis while Working with Advanced Composite Materials (88 KB PDF).

55-4-1999
A Short Guide to Preventing Dermatitis while Working with Prepreg Advanced Composite Materials (52 KB PDF).

55-7-2001
Prevention of Skin Problems when Working with Metal Working Fluids (13 KB PDF).

55-8-2001
Clothing Dermatitis and Clothing‑Related Skin Conditions (19 KB PDF).

56-1-1999a
Preventing Occupational Dermatitis: General Information (130 KB PDF) — Revised August 2001.

56-2-2001a
Skin Physiology, Irritants, Dry Skin and Moisturizers (174 KB PDF).

58-1-1999
Latex Sensitivity in Washington State Acute Care Hospitals: A Needs Assessment and Survey of Awareness of the Issues.

63-1-2000
Protecting Yourself and Your Workers from Poison Oak and Ivy (in English and Spanish). Please contact SHARP for a copy of this pamphlet.

63-2-2000
Poison Oak Poster (154 KB PDF). Learn to recognize poison oak in every season (presented in English and Spanish). This color poster is split over two pages that should be joined after printing.

63-3-2000
Work‑Related Skin Disorders, Risk Factors and Prevention: A Survey of Agricultural Employers in Washington State (63 KB PDF).

63-7-2001
Skin Health in Agriculture (172 KB PDF).

63-8-2001
Phytodermatitis: Skin Reactions Caused by Plants (261 KB PDF).

66-1-2001
Hand Dermatitis in Health Care Workers (144 KB PDF).

66-6-2001
Prevention of Hand Dermatitis in the Health Care Setting (712 KB PDF / 2 min).

66-7-2002
Evaluation of the Educational Booklet (28 KB PDF). Prevention of Hand Dermatitis in the Health Care Setting — summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

Surveillance (general)

80-11-2013
UPDATED Washington State Occupational Health Indicators (2006-Ongoing) (132 KB PDF).

64-1-2013
New Prioritizing Industries for Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention and Research, Washington State Workers’ Compensation Claims Data, 2002-2010 (1.26 MB PDF).

80-11-2011
Washington State Occupational Health Indicators (2000-2010) (389 KB PDF).

30-1-1991
Workers' Compensation Claims Records for the Surveillance of Occupational Disease and Injury in Washington State — Presentation to APHA 1991 Annual Meeting, November 12, 1991.

35-1-1995
Occupational Injuries Among Adolescents in Washington State, 1988‑1991: A Review of Workers' Compensation Data (283 KB PDF).

42-1-1998
Occupational Asthma, March 1998.

42-5-2004
Review of Three Asthma Cases and MDI Exposure Data Associated with the Spray‑on Truck Bed Lining Industry, July 2004 (37 KB PDF).

57-1-1999
Work‑Related Traumatic Head and Brain Injuries in Washington State, 1990‑1997 (11 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

59-1-1999
Pneumatic Nailer ("Nail Gun") Injuries in Washington State, 1990‑1998 (12 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

59-1-2004
SHARP Focus:
Falls on the Same Level, September 2004 (60 KB PDF) summary of Washington State workers' compensation claims data for falls on the same level.

59-2-2004
SHARP Focus:
Falls from Elevation, July 2004 (58 KB PDF) summary of Washington State workers' compensation claims data for falls from elevation.

64-1-2000
Workers' Compensation Based Surveillance of Asthma, Hospitalized Burns, and Adult Blood Lead Levels in Washington State, 1994 – 1998 (17 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

64-2-2001
Surveillance of Injuries and Illnesses in the Residential Wood Frame Construction Industry, Washington State, 1993 – 1999 (34 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

64-1-2005
Prioritizing Industries for Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention, Washington State Workers' Compensation Claims Data, 1998 – 2002.

64-2-2005
Making Prevention Count: Knowing where high cost workers' compensation claims occur (290 KB PDF). Summary of technical report number 64‑1‑2005, Prioritizing Industries for Occupational Injury and Illness Prevention, Washington State Workers' Compensation Claims Data, 1998 – 2002.

64-4-2003
Needlestick Injuries Among Health Care Workers (17 KB PDF) in Washington State, 1996 – 2000, summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

64-5-2003
Workers' Compensation Claims in the Food Processing Industry (325 KB PDF), Washington State; 1994 to 1999.

80-1-2003
Survey of US States for Occupational Health Surveillance Activities, 2003 (64 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

80-2-2003
Survey of Washington's Local Health Jurisdictions Regarding Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 (243 KB PDF).

80-3-2005
Occupational Health and Safety Resources for Local Health Jurisdictions.

80-4-2008
Occupational Health Indicators for Washington State, 1997 – 2004 (359 KB PDF).

80-5-2009
Washington State Occupational Health Indicators, 2005 (138 KB PDF).

80-6-2009
Updated Washington State Occupational Health Indicators, 2006 (322 KB PDF).

80-7-2010
Washington State Occupational Health Indicators, 2007 (313 KB PDF).

Trade publications

See the Trade Publications developed by SHARP.

Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) Initiative

Publications developed by SHARP's TIRES Initiative are available from our Trucking Initiative Web page.

Violence in the workplace

87-5-2013
Newly Updated Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know. (1.5 MB PDF).

87-5-2013
New The Washington State Psychiatric Hospital Work, Stress, and Health Project: Final Report to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and Eastern State Hospital. (977 KB PDF).

33-1-1993
Study of Assaults on Staff in Washington State Psychiatric Hospitals — Final Report.

39-1-1995
Violence in Washington Workplaces, 1992.

39-2-1997
Violence in Washington Workplaces, 1992 – 1995.

39-3-1999
Violence in Washington Workplaces, 1992 – 1997.

43-1-1996
The Late Night Retail Worker Crime Protection Regulation: Practices in Washington State Businesses.

39-4-2002
Violence in Washington Workplaces, 1995‑2000 (11 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

39-5a-2007
Violence in Washington Workplaces, 2000‑2005 (17 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

87-2-2011
Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know. Updated - See 87-5-2013

87-4-2012
The Washington Library Work, Stress, and Health Project: Final Report (1.1 MB PDF / 3 min).

87-3-2012
The Washington State Psychiatric Hospital Work, Stress, and Health Project: Final Report to Washington DSHS Mental Health Division and Western State Hospital (1.4 MB PDF / 4 min.).


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Work‑related asthma

42-6-2013
New Hop Dust and Respiratory Disease (207 KB PDF).


New 2013 Letter to Physicians regarding hop dust exposure and respiratory disease (43 KB PDF).


New 2013 Letter to Hop Industry Employers regarding hop dust exposure and respiratory disease (43 KB PDF).

64-13-2010
Work-Related Asthma in Washington State: A summary of SHARP's asthma surveillance data 2001 – 2008 (39 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

42-3-2001
Lungs@Work, Spring 2001
SHARP's Work‑Related Asthma Bulletin (35 KB PDF).

42-3-2001
Lungs@Work, Spring 2001
SHARP's Work‑Related Asthma Bulletin (360 KB DOC).

42-4-2002
Lungs@Work, Fall 2002
SHARP's Work‑Related Asthma Bulletin (24 KB PDF).

42-4-2002
Lungs@Work, Fall 2002
SHARP's Work‑Related Asthma Bulletin (427 KB DOC / 1 min).

64-1-2004
Your Lungs, Your Work, Your Life
What you should know about work‑related asthma (211 KB PDF).

64-1-2004(s)
Sus Pulmones Su trabajo Su vida: Lo que debería saber acerca del asma ocupacional (213 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Your Lungs, Your Work, Your Life: What you should know about work‑related asthma."

64-1-2004(r)
Ваши лёгкие Ваша работа Ваша жизнь: Что вы должны знать об астме, вызванной условиями на рабочем месте (151 KB PDF). Russian version of "Your Lungs, Your Work, Your Life: What you should know about work‑related asthma."

64-2-2004
Asthma and Western Red Cedar
Control Workplace Hazards, Protect Worker Health and Productivity (87 KB PDF).

64-3-2004
Interim Evaluation of Work‑Related Asthma Surveillance and Prevention (66 KB PDF).

64-6-2003
Work‑Related Asthma in Washington State: A Review of Worker's Compensation Claims from 1995 – 2002 (93 KB PDF), summary only; please contact SHARP for the complete technical report.

64-1-2006
Diagnosing Work‑Related Asthma (277 KB PDF).

No publication number.
Physician's Post Activity Evaluation (57 KB MS Word).

64-7-2006
Letter to Employers Regarding Food Flavorings (36 KB PDF).

64-8-2006
Safety and Health Alert for Flavorings and Flavoring Ingredients (56 KB PDF).

64-9-2006
Letter to Physicians Regarding Food Flavorings (21 KB PDF).

64-10-2008
Information for Restaurant Owners and Workers about Diacetyl (48 KB PDF).

64-11-2008(s)
Cocina usted con aceitas de sabor artificial a mantequilla o sustitutos de mantequilla (55 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Information for Restaurant Owners and Workers about Diacetyl."

64-12-2008
2008 Letter to Physicians Regarding Food Flavorings (42 KB PDF). SHARP's letter to encourage physician recognition and reporting of food flavoring lung disease.

Work‑related burn injuries

86-9-2014
Heat Related Burn Injuries in Restaurant Industry workers in Washington State, 2006-2012 (819 KB PDF).

85-1-2006
An Electrician and an Electrical Helper Burned During Arc Flash Explosions (43 KB PDF).

85-2-2006
Arc Flash Results in Dual Injuries (38 KB PDF).

85-3-2006
Loose Tool Falls, Causes Arc Flash Injury (65 KB PDF).

85-4-2006
Overwork Contributes to Serious Burn Injury (36 KB PDF).

85-5-2006
Apprentice Roofer Slips and Falls into Hot Tar (210 KB PDF).

85-6-2006
Roofer Seriously Burned While Lowering a Bucket of Hot Tar (35 KB PDF).

85-6a-2006(s)
Un techador sufrió quemaduras serias mientras bajaba un balde de asfalto caliente (38 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Roofer Seriously Burned While Lowering a Bucket of Hot Tar."

86-1-2006
Burn Injury Facts: Arc Flash/Blast (137 KB PDF).

86-2-2006
Hospitalized Work‑Related Burns in Washington State (287 KB PDF).

86-3-2006
Burn Injury Facts: Hot Tar Burns in Roofing (180 KB PDF).

86-3a-2006(s)
Datos De Quemaduras: Quemaduras Por Asfalto En La Industria Del Techado (107 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Burn Injury Facts: Hot Tar Burns in Roofing."

86-4-2008
Restaurant Worker Burned While Cleaning Deep Fryer (90 KB PDF).

86-5-2008
Young cook seriously burned by boiling water (76 KB PDF).

86-6-2008
Un joven se quemó limpiando una freidora (84 KB PDF). Spanish version of "Young man seriously burned while cleaning deep fryer" burn narrative 86-4-2008.

86-7-2009
Scald Burn Injuries to Restaurant Workers, 2001 to 2008 (237 KB PDF).

86-8-2009
Concrete Burns in Construction (66 KB PDF).

Workplace Bullying

Publications about workplace bullying are available from our Workplace Bullying Web page.

Work environment / indoor air quality

26-1-1992
Office Work Environment Study — Proposed Scope of Work.

26-2-1993
Office Work Environment Study November 1992 Sampling Results.

26-3-1994
The Office Work Environment — A Study of Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Employees, 1992‑1993.

31-1-1994
Health Symptoms and Characteristics of the Office Work Environment — A Study of Telecommunications Workers.

50-1-1998
Work Environment Survey of Consolidated Mail Service Employees.

Young workers

91-18-2014
Part-Time Fast Food Employee Suffers a Chemical Burn (149 KB PDF).

91-17-2013
Young Woodworker's Fingertips Amputated by Saw (1.2 MB PDF).

91-16-2013
Young Worker Drowns After Kayak Overturns in River Rapids (300 KB PDF).

91-15-2012
Vocational woodshop laborer suffers partial thumb amputation while cutting board (245 KB PDF).

91-14-2012
Falling 700-lb Joist breaks Laborer's Leg (229 KB PDF).

91-13-2012
Bicycle Delivery Driver Dies after Colliding with Car (152 KB PDF).

91-12-2012
Landscaper Nearly Loses Finger Checking Underneath Mower Deck (230 KB PDF).
Un jardinero casi pierde un dedo al inspeccionar la parte de abajo de la plataforma de corte de una cortacésped (123 KB PDF)

91-11-2012
Unguarded Conveyor Tears Ligament in Teen's Thumb (257 KB PDF).
Transportador Sin Salvaguardia Desgarró Ligamentos En El Pulgar Adolescente (194 KB PDF).

91-10-2012
Parking Lot Attendant Falls Three Stories Off Manlift (144 KB PDF).

91-09-2011
Food Service Worker has Eye Surgery after Bottle Shatter in her Face (98 KB PDF).

91-07-2011
Worker's Partially Amputate Fingers Spur Change in Well-drilling Procedures (179 KB PDF).

91-06-2011
Falling Log Causes Internal Injuries and Fractures Hip of Worker (159 KB PDF).
La caída de un tronco causa lesiones internas y fractura la cadera de un trabajador (124 KB PDF).

91-05-2011
Worker's Foot Amputated, Lung Collapsed by 3.5 Ton Steel Container (179 KB PDF).

91-4-2011
Commercial Roofer Falls, Breaks Leg When Ladder Slips (173 KB PDF).
Un techador comercial se cae, se quiebra la pierna cuando la escalera se resbala (203 KB PDF).

91-3-2011
Animal Caretaker Breaks Arm and Wrist After Ladder Fall (142 KB PDF).

91-2-2011
Hay Buyer Fractures Skull, Breaks Shoulder Falling off Feed Table (158 KB PDF).
Un comprador de heno se fractura el cráneo, se quiebra el hombro al caerse de una mesa de procesamiento (142 KB PDF).

91-1-2011
Temporary Worker Seriously Injures Hand Unclogging Dust Collection Machine (159 KB PDF).
Un trabajador temporal lesiona gravemente su mano desatascando una máquina de recolección de polvo (196 KB PDF).


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