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Base and Tail Hold Machines Can Create Hazards on Haul Roads (503.51 KB)

Base machines and mechanical tail holds can leave holes in the road from digging buckets in or pushing dirt with blades. Turning tracked equipment can also create ruts or disturbed areas. The damaged road surface can create hazards for motor vehicles. A recent close call occurred when a hole left from a base machine in a haul road was not filled in sufficiently. The hole in the road from the bucket was soft. When a log truck drove over it, the front tire sank. If the truck had been traveling faster, the result could have been more serious, such as a roll-over.

2018 Publication #:
94-10-2018

Author(s):
Travis Naillon

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Base Machine Pulled Over by Steep Slope Machine (565.47 KB)

In January of 2018, an operator had a near miss when he pulled over a base machine tethered to a steep slope machine (SSM). The operator had over 43 years of logging experience, including shovel logging, cutting, tower logging, and management.

2018 Publication #:
97-05-2018

Author(s):
Travis Naillon

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Best Management and Operating Practices for Steep Slope Machine Logging (2554 KB)

This report contains best management and operating practices developed from interviews with operators, owners, and manufacturers of steep slope logging machines, and from field observations of steep slope logging. The best management and operating practices do not create new regulations or new legal obligations.

2018 Publication #:
98-01-2018

Author(s):
Travis Naillon

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Create and follow check-in procedures (509.34 KB)

In February 2018, a logging company owner was marking off a safe area around a sinkhole on the road. He was walking on what he thought was solid ground when the ground gave way suddenly. He fell 15 feet down into the sinkhole. He spent nearly 24 hours trapped in the hole before he was found by a coworker the next morning. Fortunately, he was not injured and was rescued without incident.

2018 Publication #:
94-11-2018

Author(s):
nait235@LNI.WA.GOV

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DOSH Compliance and Consultation Visits and Compensable Claims Rates in Washington State, 2015-2016 (630.47 KB)

Since 2002 the Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention (SHARP) program of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has conducted annual analyses of the association between enforcement and consultation activities of the Washington State Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) and compensable claims rates. Most of these annual reports have shown that DOSH enforcement inspections at )018fixed-site)019 industry workplaces were associated with a decline in claims rates relative to those businesses that had no DOSH visits (Foley et al, 2012; SHARP Technical Reports 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016). But due to the greater volatility of claims rates at )018non-fixed-site)019 businesses and the small numbers of consultation visits satisfying our study selection criteria, several annual analyses did not find statistically significant changes among ,018non-fixed-site,019 businesses receiving enforcement visits or at business receiving only consultation visit(s) during the same evaluation periods.

2018 Publication #:
70-8-2018

Author(s):
Mike Foley

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Employers at Risk for Future Workers019 Compensation Claims (599.11 KB)

This study uses administrative workers019 compensation (WC) and unemployment insurance data to identify construction firms most at risk for future WC claims. Regression modeling was used to test whether characteristics from firms with 10)01350 employees (n=1,228) during 2011)0132013 could be used to predict time-loss claim rates for the following year, 2014.

2018 Publication #:
75-32-2018

Author(s):
Jennifer L Marcum
DrPH
MS
M Foley
MA
DA Adams
BS
DK Bonauto
MD
MPH

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Evaluation of the Logger Safety Initiative: Impact on employer-reported payroll hours and workers:019 compensation claim rates (825.49 KB)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of LSI on employer-reported payroll hours and workers019 compensation claim rates in the manual logging risk class. We used Washington workers' compensation data to assess any impact.

2018 Publication #:
11-04-2018

Author(s):
Wuellner
Sara E

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Forklift Operator Dies When Crushed between Forklift Overhead Guard and Mast (1.26 MB)

In May 2012, the Washington FACE Program was notified by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the death of a a 61-year-old forklift operator and longshore worker who died when he was crushed between a forklift mast and the operator cab overhead guard.

2018 Publication #:
52-42-2018

Author(s):
Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (WA FACE)

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Forklift Operator Dies When Crushed between Forklift Overhead Guard and Mast - Summary (381.24 KB)

In May of 2012, a 61-year-old longshore worker operating a forklift died when he was crushed between a forklift,019s mast and the operator cab overhead guard. The incident occurred when he left the forklift operator,019s seat and climbed over the operator,019s console and stood on the dash between the mast and the overhead guard so that he could presumably look into a bin elevated on the forklift,019s forks. He did not turn off the forklift engine. As he was standing on the dash, his right foot moved backward and contacted the mast tilt control lever on the console. This caused the mast to tilt back, crushing his torso between the mast cross member and the overhead guard.

2018 Publication #:
52-42-2018_summary

Author(s):
Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (WA FACE)

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Injury Claims after Inspection (548.34 KB)

Non-Musculoskeletal Time-Loss Claims Rate at Workplaces Following a DOSH Inspection or Consultation Percent Change by Industry Type 20150132016

2018 Publication #:
76-12-2018

Author(s):
SHARP

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Inspect Guyline Stumps and Twisters Daily (612 KB)

In March of 2018, a tower audit found a guyline stump and twister tree pulling and leaning. Another twister tree was found to be too far off to the side to be effective.

2018 Publication #:
94-12-2018

Author(s):
Christina Rappin

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Ironworker Falls 30 Feet through Skylight Roof Opening (548.24 KB)

A 60-year-old ironworker died when he fell 30 feet through a skylight roof opening. The victim had 39 years of experience as an ironworker. He had previously worked for his employer, a poured concrete foundation and structure contractor, as a union referral. The job site was a new construction precast concrete building for storage of water tanks.

2018 Publication #:
71-169-2018

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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Ironworker Falls 30 Feet through Skylight Roof Opening Slideshow (1.06 MB)

A 60-year-old ironworker died when he fell 30 feet through a skylight roof opening. The victim had 39 years of experience as an ironworker. He had previously worked for his employer, a poured concrete foundation and structure contractor, as a union referral. The job site was a new construction precast concrete building for storage of water tanks.

2018 Publication #:
71-169-2018s

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Cotrol Evaluation

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Keep In the Clear on the Landing (655 KB)

In February 2018, a chaser on a landing was struck by a log that slid off of the bucking skids.

2018 Publication #:
94-13-2018

Author(s):
Christina Rappin

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Laborer Falls 20 Feet from Scissor Lift in Fruit Cold Storage Warehouse (997 KB)

A 56-year-old laborer died after falling 20 feet from a scissor lift in a freezer unit of a fruit processing cold storage warehouse.

2018 Publication #:
71-170-2018

Author(s):
FACE

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Laborer Falls 20 Feet from Scissor Lift in Fruit Cold Storage Warehouse Slideshow (1.30 MB)

A 56-year-old laborer died after falling 20 feet from a scissor lift in a freezer unit of a fruit processing cold storage warehouse. Slideshow

2018 Publication #:
71-170-2018s

Author(s):
FACE

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Laborer Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury when Struck by Load Falling from Forklift (592.37 KB)

A 37-year-old laborer at a potato packing plant suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when he was struck by a piece of metal falling from a load being moved by a forklift.

2018 Publication #:
71-167-2018

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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Siding Contractor Falls 23 Feet from Apartment Balcony (599.38 KB)

A 61-year-old siding contractor died when he fell 23 feet from an apartment building balcony.

2018 Publication #:
71-168-2018

Author(s):
Randy Clark
Christina Rappin

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Siding Contractor Falls 23 Feet from Apartment Balcony Slideshow (1.21 MB)

A 61-year-old siding contractor died when he fell 23 feet from an apartment building balcony.

2018 Publication #:
71-168-2018s

Author(s):
Randy Clark
Christina Rappin

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Skid Steer Loader Operator Crushed (543.14 KB)

A 54-year-old skid steer loader operator died when he was pinned between the lift arms cross bar and the frame. The victim had 25 years019 experience operating many types of equipment, including skid steer loaders. His employer was a site preparation subcontractor responsible for digging trenches for water pipes. He had been working at the job site for two weeks. On the day of the incident, the site foreman sent the victim and another worker to get a skid steer loader to backfill trenches.

2018 Publication #:
71-166-2018

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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Skid Steer Loader Operator Crushed - Summary (1.72 MB)

A 54-year-old skid steer loader operator died when he was pinned between the lift arms cross bar and the frame. The victim had 25 years019 experience operating many types of equipment, including skid steer loaders. His employer was a site preparation subcontractor responsible for digging trenches for water pipes. He had been working at the job site for two weeks. On the day of the incident, the site foreman sent the victim and another worker to get a skid steer loader to backfill trenches.

2018 Publication #:
71-166-2018s

Author(s):
Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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Tether Line Breaks after Damaged by Bucket Move (718 KB)

In May 2018, the operator of a steep slope machine on a two-line tethered logging system had a near-miss when one of the cables broke at the connection socket after it was damaged during base machine repositioning.

2018 Publication #:
97-06-2018

Author(s):
Christina Rappin

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Warehouse Worder Crushed by Forks of Laser Guided Vehicle (587 KB)

A 45-year-old warehouse dock coordinator at a water bottling company died after he was crushed when the elevated forks of an automatic laser guided vehicle came down on him.

2018 Publication #:
71-171-2018

Author(s):
FACE

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Warehouse Worker Crushed by Forks of Laser Guided Vehicle Slideshow (1.05 MB)

A 45-year-old warehouse dock coordinator at a water bottling company died after he was crushed when the elevated forks of an automatic laser guided vehicle came down on him. Slideshow

2018 Publication #:
71-171-2018s

Author(s):
FACE

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Washington State Occupational Health Indicators - Current Data (2010-present) (709.42 KB)

There are over 3 million workers in Washington State. Every year tens of thousands are injured or made ill on the job. These work-related injuries and illnesses have high human and economic costs, but can be prevented. Tracking these injuries and illnesses is the first step to understanding whether prevention methods are succeeding or need to be improved. Washington State researchers at the Department of Labor and Industries worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Occupational Health workgroup to develop a set of measures to track occupational injuries and illnesses. These measures are called )018occupational health indicators)019 (OHI) and are compiled yearly (because of time for data to develop and become available, there is about a 3-year lag; for 2018 CSTE OHI data is being collected for 2015). They are meant to provide an overview and general assessment of the occupational health status of Washington State.

2018 Publication #:
80-11-2017

Author(s):
Naomi Anderson

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (737.98 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector for the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report ,01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-20-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries (1.20 MB)

The intent of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers019 compensation claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) during the years 2006-2015. WMSDs are defined as non-traumatic soft-tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The analyses of this report evaluate both the magnitude and the risk of WMSD claims. This report uses workers 019 compensation claims data from Washington State to examine the WMSD claim frequency, incidence rates, lost workdays, costs and industry distribution. Analyses were performed across 5 body areas: 1) the hand/wrist, 2) the elbow, 3) the shoulder, 4) the back, and 5) the knee. Analyses were also performed across 7 industry sectors: 1) Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 2) Construction; 3) Health Care and Social Assistance; 4) Manufacturing; 5) Services; 6) Transportation, Utilities and Warehousing and 7) Wholesale and Retail Trade.

2018 Publication #:
40-19-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries (1.06 MB)

The intent of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers019 compensation claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) during the years 2006-2015. WMSDs are defined as non-traumatic soft-tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The analyses of this report evaluate both the magnitude and the risk of WMSD claims. This report uses workers 019 compensation claims data from Washington State to examine the WMSD claim frequency, incidence rates, lost workdays, costs and industry distribution. Analyses were performed across 6 body areas: 1) the hand/wrist, 2) the elbow, 3) the shoulder, 4) the back, and 5) the knee. Analyses were also performed across 7 industry sectors: 1) Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 2) Construction; 3) Health Care and Social Assistance; 4) Manufacturing; 5) Services; 6) Transportation, Utilities and Warehousing and 7) Wholesale and Retail Trade.

2018 Publication #:
40-19-2018

Author(s):
Howard
Ninica L

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Construction (775.31 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Construction sector for the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report 01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-21-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Health Care & Social Assistance (748.99 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Health Care and Social Assistance sector during the years 2006-2015 You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report 01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The allindustries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-22-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Manufacturing (784.49 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Manufacturing sector during the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report 01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-23-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Services (816.02 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Services sector for the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report 01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006-2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-24-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Transportation, Utilities & Warehousing (609.82 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Transportation, Utilities and Warehousing sector for the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report ,01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-26-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: Wholesale & Retail Trade (776.97 KB)

This report presents the results of the SHARP019s Program examination of the Washington State workers019 compensation data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector for the years 2006-2015. You can find the results for all Washington industries in the report 01CWork-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Back, Upper Extremity, and Knee in Washington State, 2006-2015: All Washington Industries:01D. Workers:019 compensation reports are available for other industry sectors, as well. The all-industries and sector-specific reports can be found at http://lni.wa.gov/safety/research/pubs/byproject.asp?J=22. The objective of this report is to estimate the overall trends in workers 019 compensation (WC) claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) between 2006 and 2015. We also seek to identify industries with the highest rates and numbers of claims in order to inform prevention efforts.

2018 Publication #:
40-25-2018

Author(s):
SHARP Program

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