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A 16-Year-Old Worker Dies When Struck by a Portable Gantry Crane used as an Engine Hoist (#03WA03901). (747 KB  PDF)

Young worker struck and killed by gantry crane

2009 Publication #:
52-19-2009

Author(s):
FACE

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A case-control study of chronic neuropsychiatric disease and organic solvent exposure in automobile assembly plant workers.

A case-control study of chronic neurological and psychiatric disease and occupational exposure to solvents was carried out in eight automobile assembly plants.

1994 Author(s):
NA Nelson
TG Robins
RF White
RP Garrison

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A checklist for evaluating ergonomic risk factors associated with upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders.

A two-page checklist for determining the presence of ergonomic risk factors associated with the development of upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders (e.g., repetitiveness, local mechanical contact stresses, forceful manual exertions, awkward postures, and hand tool usage) was developed and evaluated as part of a joint labour-management ergonomics intervention programme.

1993 Author(s):
WM Keyserling
DS Stetson
BA Silverstein
ML Brouwer

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A checklist for evaluating ergonomic risk factors resulting from awkward postures of the legs, trunk and neck.

A one-page checklist for determining the presence of ergonomic risk factors associated with awkward postures of the lower extremities, trunk and neck was developed and evaluated as part of a joint labor-management ergonomics intervention program.

1992 Author(s):
WM Keyserling
M Brouwer
BA Silverstein

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A Commercial Cleaning Company Worker Dies of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning at a Warehouse in Washington State (# 06WA021). (1136 KB PDF)

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills a commercial cleaning worker

2011 Publication #:
52-21-2011

Author(s):
FACE

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A community-based telephone survey of work and injuries in teenage agricultural workers.

In order to estimate the one-year cumulative incidence of work-related injuries in teenage agricultural workers and to characterize the patterns and types of agricultural work performed by teenagers, we performed a community-based random-digit dialing telephone survey.

2003 Author(s):
David Bonauto
M. Keifer
FP Rivara
BH Alexander

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A Fifteen Year-old Worker was Killed After he Fell From the Roof of a Building While Helping Wash its Windows (98WA113). (120 KB  PDF)

A young window washer is killed in fall

2002 Publication #:
52-7-2002

Author(s):
FACE

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A Guide to Preventing Asthma and Death When Applying Spray-on Truck-bed Liners (94 KB PDF)

Preventing worker deaths from isocyanate exposure in the truck bed lining industry

2004

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A Guide to Preventing Dermatitis while Working with Advanced Composite Materials (88 KB  PDF)

Protect yourself from dermatitis while working with composites

1999 Publication #:
55-3-1999

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A laboratory comparison of analytical methods used for isocyanates.

Monomeric and oligomeric 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are components of catalyst hardeners in two-part polyurethane coating systems. Exposure to these isocyanates in the collision repair industry has been associated with increased risk for work-related asthma; however their quantitation remains a challenging task. Four analytical methods were compared: modified version of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Method 5525 (NIOSH); liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC/MS) using 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine (MPP) as the derivatizing reagent; modified version of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration Method 42/PV2034 (OSHA); and modified version of the Omega ISO-CHEK® Method (WA-DOSH).

2011 Author(s):
Diana Ceballos
Stephen Whittaker
Michael Yost Russell Dills
Dhimiter Bello
Jennifer Thomasen
Leena Nylander-French
Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker
Phillip Peters
Elisa Weiland
Wallace Suydam

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A practical method for ergonomic and usability evaluation of hand tools: A comparison of three random orbital sander configurations.

Tool and equipment purchasing decisions are constantly made by companies and workers, often with little objective information beyond word of mouth and marketing information. This study presents a pilot investigation of random orbital sanders using ergonomic and usability assessment techniques which can easily be applied in any industry.

2010 Author(s):
Peregrin Spielholz
Stephen Bao
Ninica Howard

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A safe driver is part detective (249KB PDF)

Detective poster on safe working conditions.

2014 Publication #:
90-144-2014

Author(s):
Scott Edwards
Jena Williams
TIRES

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A Short Guide to Preventing Dermatitis while Working with Prepreg Advanced Composite Materials (52 KB  PDF)

Preventing dermatitis while working with composite materials

1999 Publication #:
55-4-1999

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A Sixteen Year-old Farm Worker was Killed While Driving a Tractor Pulling a Hay Baler on a Public Roadway (225 KB  PDF)

Tractor overturn kills a young farm worker on a public road

2001 Publication #:
52-6-2001

Author(s):
FACE

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

State-based health & safety research

1992 Publication #:
15-1-1992

Author(s):
Miller
Burt
Fernald
Kalat
Karr
Kaufman
Moore
Sebesta
Silverstein
Villacres
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A Study of an Illness Outbreak in an Electronics Assembly Plant.

Workers experience illness at an electronics plant

1994 Publication #:
32-1-1994

Author(s):
Joanne Walker Shields
Joel Kaufman
Barbara Silverstein
Nancy Nelson
Mary Miller
Lillian Bensley
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A survey of tractors and rollover protective structures in Washington State.

A survey of farms in Washington State was conducted to determine tractor characteristics and the presence of rollover protective structures (ROPS) in a state with more inclusive rules on tractor retrofitting than federal regulations.

2006 Author(s):
P Spielholz
T Sjostrom
RE Clark
DA Adams

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A truck driver's winter survival kit (109 KB PDF)

Checklist to prepare truck drivers for winter weather.

2011 Publication #:
90-79-2011

Author(s):
TIRES

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Accuracy of a disability instrument to identify workers likely to develop upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.

Work related upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) result in substantial disability, and expense. Identifying workers or jobs with high risk can trigger intervention before workers are injured or the condition worsens

2007 Author(s):
Bert Stover
Barbara Silverstein
Thomas Wickizer
Diane Martin
Joel Kaufman

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Accuracy of task recall for epidemiological exposure assessment to construction noise.

To validate the accuracy of construction worker recall of task and environment based information; and to evaluate the effect of task recall on estimates of noise exposure.

2004 Author(s):
CK Reeb-Whitaker
NS Seixas
L Sheppard
R Neitzel

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Acid Burns in Car & Truck Wash (109 KB PDF)

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) causes corrosive chemical burns and is a serious systemic poison by all routes of exposure.

2015 Publication #:
75-16-2015

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Carly Eckert
Naomi Anderson
David Bonauto

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Adaptation of torso movement strategies in persons with spinal cord injury or low back pain.

Controlled laboratory study. Statistical regression and between-group comparisons. To characterize functional limitation and adaptive strategies in seated manual transport tasks for spinal cord injury (SCI), low back pain (LBP), and control participants.

2010 Author(s):
K Han Kim
Su Bang Choe
Andrew Haig
Bernard Martin

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Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance--United States, 2005-2007.

Overexposure to inorganic lead continues to be an important health problem worldwide. Furthermore, recent research has caused increased concerns about the toxicity of lead at low doses (1,2).

2009

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Aerial Platform Operator Crushed. Incident date: February 21, 2008. (56 KB  PDF)

A carpenter is crushed by an extending boom beam

2009 Publication #:
71-84-2009

Author(s):
FACE

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Agriculture Fatalities 1998 to 2008 (538 KB  PDF)

Summary of agriculture fatalities in Washington State

2009 Publication #:
47-18-2009

Author(s):
FACE

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Agriculture industry, 1998-2005 (120 KB  PDF)

Agricultural fatalities, 1998-2005

2007 Publication #:
72-3-2006

Author(s):
FACE

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Airborne isocyanate exposures in the collision repair industry and a comparison to occupational exposure limits.

Isocyanate exposure was evaluated in 33 spray painters from 25 Washington State autobody shops. Personal breathing zone samples (n = 228) were analyzed for isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) monomer, 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) monomer, IPDI polyisocyanate, and three polyisocyanate forms of HDI.

2012 Author(s):
Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker
Stephen Whittaker
Diana Ceballos
Elisa Weiland
Sheila Flack
Kenneth Fent
Jennifer Thomasen
Linda Trelles Gains
Leena Nylander-French

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An analysis of injuries among home health care workers using the Washington State workers' compensation claims database.

An examination of the Washington State workers' compensation claims for home health care workers was conducted. Some comparisons were made with nursing homes, acute care hospitals, and all other industries in the state.

2010 Author(s):
Ninica Howard
Darrin Adams

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An assessment of gases in oxygen-deficient hay silos and the effects of forced ventilation.

Many modern tower silos used in the agricultural industry for hay and grain storage are oxygen-limiting by design. Forced-air ventilation using a forage blower is a method commonly used to decrease concentrations of toxic and asphyxiant gases and to increase the O2 content within a silo headspace prior to worker entry.

2007 Author(s):
G Kedan
P Spielholz
T Sjostrom
B Trenary
RE Clark

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An Electrician and an Electrical Helper Burned During Arc Flash Explosions (43 KB  PDF)

Arc flash explosion burns electrician

2006 Publication #:
85-1-2006

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An electromyography study in three high risk poultry processing jobs.

This paper presents the results of a muscle load study of poultry processing operators performing three different jobs: basket packing, cutting/packing and trimming. Eighteen operators participated in this study. Surface electromyography (EMG) was recorded from bilateral upper trapezius, right forearm flexor and extensor muscles during the job performance. Results showed high muscle loads of the forearm flexor and extensor muscles for the operators conducting all three jobs.

2001 Author(s):
Stephen Bao
Barbara Silverstein
Martin Cohen

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An ergonomic characterization of work in concrete form construction.

Concrete formwork construction was identified as the area of greatest ergonomic risk in unionized carpentry by both managers and unionized carpenters.

1998 Author(s):
P Spielholz
SF Wiker
B Silverstein

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

Effects of lighter-weight concrete masonry units on masons

1997 Publication #:
45-1-1997

Author(s):
Kerith Zellers
Kevin Simonton
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Animal Caretaker Breaks Arm and Wrist After Ladder Fall (142 KB PDF)

Injured Young Worker Hazard Alert. Animal caretaker falls 15 feet off when ladder she was climbing down collapses

2011 Publication #:
91-03-2011

Author(s):
Eric Jalonen

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Application of the Strain Index in multiple task jobs.

Six different methods to calculate the Strain Index (SI) scores for jobs with multiple forces/tasks were developed. Exposure data of 733 subjects from 12 different worksites were used to calculate these SI scores. Results show that using different SI computation methods could result in different SI scores, hence different risk level classifications. However, some simpler methods generated SI scores were comparable to the more complicated composite SI method.

2009 Author(s):
Stephen Bao
Peregrin Spielholz
Ninica Howard
Barbara Silverstein

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Applying psychometric criteria to functional assessment in medical rehabilitation: III. Construct validity and predicting level of care.

A discriminant analysis was performed using Rasch ability estimates derived from four Patient Evaluation and Conference System (PECS) subscales, to distinguish among the functional independence and impairment profiles exhibited by patients admitted into any of three levels of medical rehabilitation delineated by the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (NARF): (1) inpatient hospital, (2) atypical nursing home (intermediate), or (3) day program.

1992 Author(s):
RF Harvey
B Silverstein
MA Venzon
KM Kilgore
WP Fisher
M Steiner
JP Harley

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Apprentice Carpenter Struck by Plywood Sheets. Incident date: November 11, 2003. (26 KB  PDF)

Carpenter killed when struck by plywood sheet

2004 Publication #:
71-24-2004

Author(s):
FACE

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Apprentice Lineman Electrocuted After Contacting Underground Primary Cable. Incident date: March 1, 2006. (63 KB  PDF)

Lineman electrocuted by underground cable

2006 Publication #:
71-53-2006

Author(s):
FACE

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Apprentice Roofer Slips and Falls into Hot Tar (210 KB  PDF)

Roofer falls into tar and is seriously burned

2006 Publication #:
85-5-2006

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Arc Flash Results in Dual Injuries (38 KB  PDF)

Two electricians burned by arc flash

2006 Publication #:
85-2-2006

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Are we having fun yet? (308 KB PDF)

Safety training poster-practical jokes

2013 Publication #:
90-114-2013

Author(s):
Jena Williams
TIRES

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Are you at the breaking point? (tip sheet) (115 KB  PDF)

Avoid breaking bindings

2010 Publication #:
90-49-2010

Author(s):
TIRES

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Are you ready for this? (147 KB PDF)

Trucking industry safety training tip sheet

2012 Publication #:
90-104-2012

Author(s):
TIRES

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Are you ready? (258 KB PDF)

Safety poster recommending carrying a shovel for snow

2013 Publication #:
90-128-2013

Author(s):
Jena Williams
TIRES

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Assembler / Fabricator Dies When Struck by "L" Rack Loaded with Glass Mirrors in Washington State (#08WA049). (747 KB PDF)

Worker killed by a falling "L" rack

2010 Publication #:
52-20-2010

Author(s):
FACE

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Assessing Validity of the QuickDASH and SF-12 as Surveillance Tools among Workers with Neck or Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders.

The purpose of this article was to assess validity of the regional Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) and Short-Form 12 (SF-12) for surveillance purpose. We compared the predictive, discriminate, and concurrent validity of the QuickDASH and SF-12 among 231 workers with specific clinical diagnoses of neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSDs) and 175 workers with symptoms only.

2008 Author(s):
Joyce Fan
Caroline Smith
Barbara Silverstein

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Assessment of perceived injury risks and priorities among truck drivers and trucking companies in Washington State.

The trucking industry experiences one of the highest work-related injury rates. Little work has been conducted previously in the United States to assess the hazards, needs, and injury prevention priorities in trucking.

2008 Author(s):
Peregrin Spielholz
Jennifer Cullen
Caroline Smith
Ninica Howard
Barbara Silverstein
David Bonauto

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Asthma from Isocyanates (108 KB PDF)

National U.S. surveillance programs rank isocyanates as one of the top 10 causes of occupational asthma.

2013 Publication #:
75-02-2014

Author(s):
Carolyn Whitaker
Naomi Anderson
David Bonauto

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Asthma identified through provider report (5KB PDF)

Letter - We at SHARP received your name and address from Dr. ________. She notified us that you may have work-related asthma. Public health rules require physicians to do this. SHARP conducts research on workers' health for the state. We currently want to learn more about work-related asthma. SHARP is not involved with the workers' compensation claims process or regulatory enforcement.

2014 Author(s):
Naomi Anderson

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Asthma identified through workers' compensation system (5KB PDF)

Letter - We at SHARP received your name and address when your physician filed a workers' compensation claim for you. SHARP conducts research on workers' health for the state. We currently want to learn more about work-related asthma. SHARP is not involved with the workers' compensation claims process or regulatory enforcement.

2014 Author(s):
Naomi Anderson

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Asthma in the Workplace (108 KB PDF)

Exposure to chemicals, dusts, and fumes in the workplace can cause asthma in adults.

2011 Publication #:
75-03-2014

Author(s):
Naomi Anderson
Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker
David Bonauto
Eddy Rauser

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Asthma in Washington State (110 KB PDF)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the largest, continuously conducted, telephone health survey in the world. It is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and used by Washington state agencies to understand leading causes of death as well as chronic diseases such as asthma.

2014 Publication #:
75-09-2014

Author(s):
Naomi J. Anderson
Zihong Joyce Fan
Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker
David K. Bonauto
Edmund Rauser

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Atrial fibrillation and sudden death related to occupational solvent exposure.

Two cases of atrial fibrillation and one case of sudden death occurred in workers exposed to trifluorotrichloroethane (CFC 113) as a solvent/degreasing agent.

1994 Author(s):
JD Kaufman
MA Silverstein
R Moure-Eraso

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Automation of workplace lifting hazard assessment for musculoskeletal injury prevention.

Existing methods for practically evaluating musculoskeletal exposures such as posture and repetition in workplace settings have limitations. We aimed to automate the estimation of parameters in the revised United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lifting equation, a standard manual observational tool used to evaluate back injury risk related to lifting in workplace settings, using depth camera (Microsoft Kinect) and skeleton algorithm technology.

2014 Author(s):
JT Spector
M Lieblich
S Bao
K McQuade
M Hughes

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

A warning for radiator repairmen regarding lead poisoning

2003 Publication #:
17-12-2003

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