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Asthma

75-35-2019
Washington State’s occupational respiratory disease surveillance system, 2016-2017: Surveillance methods and a preliminary evaluation (764 KB PDF) (Posted 2/21/19).



Logging

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)

94-14-2018
Hazard Brief: Operator Crushed in Processor Head  (337 KB PDF) (Posted 11/8/2018)

97-07-2018
Near Miss Alert: Choker Setter Struck When Hung-up Turn Clears  (382 KB PDF) (Posted 8/7/2018)


FACE

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

71-177-2019 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

52-45-2018
Supervisor at Used Clothing Processing Facility and Warehouse Dies When Struck by Falling Clothing Bales (1.65 MB PDF) (Posted 12/12/2018)
Incident Date: January 2011 Summary (782 KB PDF) (Posted 12/12/2018)

71-176-2018 Construction narrative
Carpenter Severely Injured in 11-Foot Fall from Scaffold (821 KB PDF) (Posted 11/26/2018)
Slideshow (1.71 MB PDF) (Posted 11/26/2018)
Incident Date: August 5, 2017

71-175-2018 Construction narrative
Laborer Severely Injured in 60-Foot Fall from Scissor Lift (737 KB PDF) (Posted 11/9/2018)
Slideshow (2.14 MB PDF) (Posted 11/9/2018)
Incident Date: February 8, 2018

71-174-2018 Agriculture narrative
Operator Struck by Hay Press Guillotine Blade (587 KB PDF) (Posted 8/20/2018)
Slideshow (1.59 MB PDF)(Posted 8/20/2018)
Incident Date: February 9, 2018

52-44-2018
A Boat Maintenance Crew Supervisor Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Using a Gasoline-Powered Pressure Washer (942 KB PDF) (Posted 8/2/2018)
Incident Date: May 2012 Summary (579 KB PDF) (Posted 8/2/2018)

52-43-2018 Investigation Report
Maintenance Mechanic Dies After Being Burned by Hot Boric Acid Solution While Removing Pump (1.44 MB PDF) (Posted 7/19/2018)
Incident Date: July 2012 Summary (563 KB PDF)

71-173-2018 Construction narrative
Heavy Equipment Operator Run Over by Compactor Roller (630 KB PDF) (Posted 7/5/2018)
Slideshow (1.51 MB PDF)(Posted 7/5/2018)
Incident Date: June 26, 2017


Research Findings

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

75-34-2018  Shoulder assessment for truck drivers while hand cranking landing gear (390 KB PDF) (Posted 11/13/2018)

75-33-2018  Estimating Race and Ethnicity in Occupational Research (394 KB PDF) (Posted 07/19/2018)


SHARP Stats

76-16-2019 Health Worker Injuries (525 KB PDF) (Posted 2/22/2019)

76-15-2019 CTS and Chronic Conditions (551 KB PDF) (Posted 1/22/2019)

76-14-2018 Firefighter MSD Claims (161 KB PDF) (Posted 11/29/2018)

76-13-2018 Washington State Work-Related Fatalities: January – June, 2018 (630 KB PDF) (Posted 7/27/2018)


Surveillance: Hospitalizations for Work-Related Injuries

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) (710 KB PDF) (Posted 1/15/2019)


WMSD Claims Snapshot

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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