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Asthma

64-14-2019
Washington State’s occupational respiratory disease surveillance system, 2016-2017: Surveillance methods and a preliminary evaluation (762 KB PDF) (Posted 2/21/19).


Consultation and Enforcement

70-9-2019 DOSH Compliance and Consultation Visits and Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State, 2016-2017 (1 MB PDF) (Posted 4/19/19)


Logging

98-02-2019
Best Management and Operating Practices for Steep Slope Machine Logging - Revised 2019  (2.5 MB PDF) (Posted 06/20/2019)

94-16-2019
Hazard Brief: Safety Interlocks Bypassed on Feller Bunchers  (278 KB PDF) (Posted 01/08/2019)

92-28-2018
Timber Cutter Struck by Small Hemlock  (988 KB PDF) (Posted 12/20/2018)

94-15-2018
Hazard Brief: Cell Phone Distractions  (185 KB PDF) (Posted 12/18/2018)


FACE

71-184-2019 Agriculture narrative
Operator Crushed When Tractor and Sprayer Roll Over (799 KB PDF) (Posted 7/23/2019)
Slideshow (2 MB PDF) (Posted 7/23/2019)
Incident Date: August 18, 2018

93-04-2019  Washington State Work-Related Fatalities Report 2018 (2.13 MB PDF). (Posted 7/17/2019)

71-183-2019 Construction narrative
Spotter Pinned between Excavator Bucket and Trench Box (610 KB PDF) (Posted 6/4/2019)
Slideshow (1 MB PDF) (Posted 6/4/2019)
Incident Date: August 28, 2017

71-182-2019 Trucking narrative
Truck Driver Crushed Between Two Trailers (262 KB PDF) (Posted 5/28/2019)
Slideshow (1 MB PDF) (Posted 5/28/2019)
Incident Date: February 21, 2014

71-181-2019 Services narrative
Window Cleaner Falls 50 Feet  (576 KB PDF) (Posted 5/6/2019)
Slideshow (1 MB PDF) (Posted 5/6/2019)
Incident Date: October 17, 2018

71-180-2019 Agriculture narrative
Orchard Manager Dies When ATV Crashes into Apple Bin  (259 KB PDF) (Posted 4/16/2019)
Slideshow (1.07 MB PDF) (Posted 4/16/2019)
Incident Date: August 18, 2018

47-26-2019 
Construction Hazard Alert: Workers Severely Injured Using Demolition Robots (279 KB PDF).

71-179-2019 Construction narrative
Ironworker Falls 80 Feet through Bent Plate Gap  (357 KB PDF) (Posted 4/3/2019)
Slideshow (1.93 MB PDF) (Posted 4/3/2019)
Incident Date: April 30, 2018

71-178-2019 Construction narrative
Roofer Falls 18 Feet from Wet House Roof  (612 KB PDF) (Posted 2/22/2019)
Slideshow (943 KB PDF) (Posted 2/22/2019)
Incident Date: March 8, 2018

71-178-2019 en Español
Trabajador cae 18 pies de un techo mojado (580 KB PDF) (Posted 4/30/2019)
Slideshow (967 KB PDF) (Posted 4/30/2019)

71-177-2019 Agriculture narrative
Laborer Burned Cutting 55-Gallon Drum when Leftover Fuel Explodes (693 KB PDF) (Posted 1/16/2019)
Slideshow (1.71 MB PDF) (Posted 1/30/2019)
Incident Date: September 6, 2016


Research Findings

75-37-2019 Trends in Work-Related Asthma (552 KB PDF) (Posted 5/9/2019)

75-36-2019 Injury Claim Rates in Logging (456 KB PDF) (Posted 3/4/2019)

75-35-2019 Chronic Conditions Affect Return to Work with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (116 KB PDF) (Posted 1/9/2019)


SHARP Stats

76-20-2019 Hospitalized Falls in Construction (462 KB PDF) (Posted 4/30/2019)

76-19-2019 DOSH Inspection Effectiveness (526 KB PDF) (Posted 4/30/2019)

76-18-2019 DOSH Consultation Effectiveness (530 KB PDF) (Posted 4/30/2019)

76-17-2019 Silica Dust Exposure (409 KB PDF) (Posted 4/16/2019)


Surveillance: Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injuries

100-01-2019 Top five work-related injury events by industry resulting in immediate hospitalization, 2013-2017 Washington (109 KB PDF) (Posted 7/16/2019)

96-06-2018 Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injury or Illness - Washington State, 2015 (1.78 MB PDF) (Posted 8/2/2018)


Surveillance: Occupational Health Indicators

Washington State Occupational Health Indicators - Current Data (2010 to Present) (545 KB PDF) (Posted 6/26/2019)


WMSD Claims Snapshot

99-02-2019 WMSD Claims Snapshot: Back (436 KB PDF) (Posted 05/23/2019)

99-01-2019 WMSD Claims Snapshot: Shoulder (329 KB PDF) (Posted 01/30/2019)


Worker Exposure

This report contains nine years of worker exposure assessment results conducted by industrial hygiene (IH) compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) in Washington State between 2008-2016.
69-6-2018 Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment Measurements in Washington State (1.16 MB PDF) (Posted 7/5/2018)


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