Chemical & Biological Hazards Project

 


Addressing workplace exposures

Number

Title/Description

Chemical and Noise Exposure Data

SHARP Report 69-6-2018

Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment Measurements in Washington State (1.16 MB PDF).

Hydrofluoric Acid

SHARP Report 83‑9‑2015

Safety Hazard Alert: Hydrofluoric acid causes burn, amputation and death. Attention! Car wash, truck wash, auto detailers and truck drivers (569 KB PDF).

1-Bromopropane

SHARP Report 81‑4‑2009

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

SHARP Report 81‑4‑2009 (Korean)

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

Asbestos

SHARP report
69-1-2001

Working Safely with Asbestos in Brake and Clutch Linings (922 KB PDF / 3 min). This document is a tri-fold pamphlet and is best printed in color on 11 X 17 paper.

Benzene

L&I factsheet

Information about Benzene

Carbon monoxide

SHARP report
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.

SHARP report
81-2-2005

Carbon monoxide and forklifts: Educational pamphlet for workers (296 KB PDF).

SHARP report
81-3-2005

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

Food flavorings (diacetyl and lung disease)

SHARP report
64-7-2006

Letter to Employers Regarding Food Flavorings (36 KB PDF).

SHARP report
64-8-2006

Safety and Health Alert for Flavorings and Flavoring Ingredients (56 KB PDF).

SHARP Report
64-9-2006

Letter to Physicians Regarding Food Flavorings (21 KB PDF).

SHARP Report
64-10-2008

Information for Restaurant Owners and Workers about Diacetyl (48 KB PDF).

SHARP Report
64-11-2008

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."

SHARP Report
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.

Isocyanates and automotive paints

SHARP report
69-4-2005

Health and Safety in Washington State's Collision Repair Industry: A Needs Assessment (843 KB PDF/ 3 min).

Isocyanates and spray-on truck bed linings

WISHA
Hazard Alert

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

Methylene Chloride
SHARP report
81-8c-2013
Successful bathtub stripping using sanding as an alternative to methylene chloride (224 KB PDF).
SHARP report
81-8b-2012
Successful bathtub stripping with benzyl alcohol as an alternative to methylene chloride-based paint strippers (101 KB PDF).
SHARP report
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)

Nanotechnology

L&I factsheet

Nanotechnology - An Emerging Industry.

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

L&I factsheet

Workplace Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs).

Thermal metal spraying

SHARP report
69-3-2005

How to Protect Workers While Thermal Metal Spraying (85 KB PDF).

 

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