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Chronic Conditions Affect Return to Work with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (110.72 KB PDF)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a burden to workers and their families. Chronic conditions such as obesity, arthritis, and diabetes increase risk for CTS. This study used administrative workers' compensation (WC) and unemployment insurance data to examine the effect of chronic conditions (comorbidities) on CTS claimants' ability to return to work and recover to their pre-injury level of earnings.

2019 Publication #:
75-35-2019

Author(s):
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
SHARP

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In-Home Care Services: An Examination of the Washington State Workers' Compensation Claims Data, 2012-2016 (1.35 MB)

In 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) examined home care issues from a human systems viewpoint and made recommendations for improvements when care is provided in the home environment. This council recommended improvement in four areas: 1) health care technologies, 2) care givers and care recipients, 3) the residential environment for health care and 4) research and development needs. A more robust understanding of the injuries suffered by caregivers in the home care environment can inform actions taken to improve in these four areas.

2019 Publication #:
95-02-2019

Author(s):
SHARP

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In-Home Care Services: An Examination of the Washington State Workers:019 Compensation Claims Data, 2012-2016 (1376 KB)

To describe the types of workers019 compensation compensable claims specific in-home care services in Washington State from 2012-2016.

2019 Publication #:
95-02-2019

Author(s):
Howard
Ninica
Adams
Darrin

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Laborer Burned Cutting 55-Gallon Drum when Leftover Fuel Explodes (692.71 PDF)

A 34-year-old farm laborer was severely burned when he used a cut-off saw to cut into a sealed 55-gallon steel drum that contained residual fuel, causing the drum to explode.

2019 Publication #:
71-177-2019

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

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Laborer Burned Cutting 55-Gallon Drum when Leftover Fuel Explodes Slideshow (1.71 MB PDF)

A 34-year-old farm laborer was severely burned when he used a cut-off saw to cut into a sealed 55-gallon steel drum that contained residual fuel, causing the drum to explode.

2019 Publication #:
71-177-2019s

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

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Roofer Falls 18 Feet from Wet House Roof (611.67 KB)

A 50-year-old roofer died when he fell 18 feet from a house roof. He had 20 years of experience as a roofer and had worked for his employer019s roofing company for two years.

2019 Publication #:
71-178-2019

Author(s):
Washington State Dept of Labor & Industries
SHARP

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Safety Interlocks Bypassed on Feller Bunchers (271.95 KB PDF)

In the summer of 2018 in Oregon, a processor operator with ten years of experience died when the delimbing arms and feed rolls of the processor head he was repairing closed suddenly, crushing him.

2019 Publication #:
94-16-2019

Author(s):
Christina Rappin

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SHARP Stats: CTS and Chronic Conditions (528.94 KB PDF)

Workers' Compensation Claimants with Chronic Conditions Not Working after Injury: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs Upper Extremity Fracture Claimants

2019 Publication #:
76-15-2019

Author(s):
Jennifer Marcum

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SHARP Stats: Health Worker Injuries (524.43 KB)

Workers in Home Health Services and Nursing Homes include registered nurses, nursing assistants and therapists. Though care in both nursing homes and private residences involves close interactions with patients, the risk of work-related injuries differs by injury type.

2019 Publication #:
76-16-2019

Author(s):
Ninica Howard

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Washington State Occupational Health Indicators - Current Data (2010-present) (537.38 KB PDF)

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 'occupational health indicators' (OHI) and are meant to provide an overview and general assessment of the occupational health status of Washington State.

2019 Publication #:
80-12-2019

Author(s):
Sara Wuellner
Naomi Anderson

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Washington State019s occupational respiratory disease surveillance system, 2016 ,013 2017: Surveillance methods and a preliminary evaluation (725.11 KB)

Occupational respiratory diseases are preventable. The purpose of Washington019s occupational respiratory disease surveillance system is to identify disease trends that when addressed with prevention activities, may lead to a reduction in respiratory disease burden.

2019 Publication #:
75-36-2019

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker

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WMSD Claims Snapshot: Shoulder (329.10 KB PDF)

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) are caused by using high force, repetitive movements, awkward postures, or too much vibration on the job.

2019 Publication #:
99-01-2019

Author(s):
SHARP
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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