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NOIRS 2000 ABSTRACTS

Division of Safety Research
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Although the abstracts in this publication were proofread to eliminate obvious errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar, they were neither edited nor officially cleared by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Therefore, NIOSH is not responsible for the content, internal consistency, or editorial quality of the abstracts. That responsibility lies solely with the individual authors. Any use of company names or products throughout this publication does not imply endorsement by NIOSH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Service, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

CONTENTS

DAY ONE-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000

CONCURRENT SESSION: A
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session: A1.0-Title: Special Population at Risk: The Aging Workforce 
Category: Special Session   
Organized by Suzanne Marsh, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): David Wegman

A1.1 The Aging Workforce: Demographic Trends and Factors Affecting the Risk of Injury

A1.2 Occupational Fatalities Among Older Workers in the United States 

A1.3 Nonfatal Workplace Injuries to Older Workers: Evidence From the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness 

A1.4 Injury Rates Among Women and Older Workers in Metal Manufacturing 

 

Session: A2.0-Title: New Directions in Machinery Risk Assessment
Category: Special Session
Organized by Mike Taubitz, General Motors Corporation and John Etherton, NIOSH
Moderator(s): Mike Taubitz and John Etherton

A2.1 Risk Assessment Developments in the USA 

A2.2 Perspectives on International Machinery Risk Assessment 

A2.3 Risk Management for Machinery-related Injury Prevention 

A2.4 Developing Teaching Aids for Machine Risk Reduction with Safeguarding 

 

Session: A3.0-Title: Prevention of Occupationally-acquired Bloodborne Pathogen Infections
Category: Special Session
Organized by the NIOSH HIV Activity
Moderator(s): Janice Huy and Linda Chiarello

A3.1 Using EPINet Surveillance Data to Support Public Policy 

A3.2 Health Risks in Correctional Health Care Workers: Recent Findings 

A3.3 Improved Compliance with Universal Precautions Among Operating Room and Emergency Department Personnel for Two Years following an Educational Intervention 

A3.4 A Community Hospital Intervention Program to Prevent Percutaneous Injury Among Health Care Workers 

 

Session: A4.0-Title: Monitoring Workplace Health and Safety
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): Stephen McCurdy

A4.1 Evaluating Targeting Strategies to Identify Hazardous Employers 

A4.2 Failure of Surveillance Based on OSHA Recordkeeping Rules to Detect Potentially Fatal Incidents Involving Robots 

A4.3 An Eight Year Review of Construction Fatalities Without Accident Prevention Programs 

A4.4 The Impact of OSHA Inspections on Injury Rates 

A4.5 Fatal Occupational Injuries in a New Development Area in the People's Republic of China 

A4.6 Using a Corporate Website to Monitor Health and Safety at a Large Manufacturing Company 

 

Session: A5.0-Title: Farms and Adolescents
Category: Intervention and Evaluation
Moderator(s): Dennis J. Murphy

A5.1 Evaluation of a National Rural Youth Safety Initiative 

A5.2 Etiology and Consequences of Injuries Among Children in Farm Households:  Regional Rural Injury Study-II 

A5.3 Farm Work Injuries to Children on Kentucky Beef Cattle Farms 

A5.4 Case-Control and Case-Crossover Studies of Agriculture Related Injuries to Children and Adolescents 

 

Session: A6.0-Title: Economics
Category: Social/Economic Impacts
Moderator(s): Thomas W. Camm

A6.1 Common Performance Measures for Canada's Occupational Safety and Health Agencies 

A6.2 Earnings Loss From Occupational Injury: A Comparison of Six States 

A6.3 Cost Effectiveness Methodologies Used to Evaluate the Impact of an Intervention Reducing Injuries in Fire Service 

A6.4 The Incidence and Costs of Acute Injuries From a Validated Injury Surveillance System at a U.S. Manufacturing Company 

A6.5 Where is it Safest to Work: Ranking States by Occupational Injury and Illness Costs Per Capita 

A6.6 Years of Potential Life Lost in the National Traumatic Occupational Fatality Database 

 

CONCURRENT SESSION: B
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Session: B1.0-Title: Special Populations at Risk: Who are They?  What are Their Injury Research Needs?
Category: Special Session
Organized by the NORA Special Populations at Risk Team
Moderator(s): Sherry Baron 
Organizer: Dawn Castillo

B1.1 Special Populations at Risk: Who are They? What are Their Injury Research Needs? 

B1.2 Work Injuries and Age: Is the News all Bad? 

B1.3 Injury and Employment Patterns Among Hispanic Construction Workers 

B1.4 Workers With Disabilities 

 

Session: B2.0-Title: New Developments With ROPS for Tractors
Category: Special Session
Organized by Dennis Murphy, Penn State University and John Etherton, NIOSH
Moderator(s): Dennis Murphy and John Etherton

B2.1 Policy Toward Increasing ROPS Use 

B2.2 Probability of Death During a Farm Tractor Overturn 

B2.3 Performance of the NIOSH AutoROPS 

B2.4 Analyzing the Effectiveness of Composite Materials for an Automatically Deployable ROPS Application 

 

Session: B3.0-Title: Advancing Research in the Area of Social and Economic Consequences
Category: Special Session
Organized by the NORA Social and Economic Consequences Team
Moderator(s): Elyce Biddle

B3.1 Research Needs and Priorities for Determining the Social and Economic Consequences of Occupational Illness and Injury 

B3.2 Estimating the Social Burden of Occupational Illness and Injury in the United States 

B3.3 Creating an International Data Repository for Workers' Compensation Research 

B3.4 A Report on the Third International Conference on Measuring the Burden of Injury 

 

Session: B4.0-Title: Injuries in the Construction Industry I
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): Matt Gillen

B4.1 Deaths and Injuries Caused by Falls Through Roof and Floor Openings and Surfaces, Including Skylights 

B4.2 The 1990'S : Claims Management Versus Injury Management 

B4.3 Struck-by Injuries to Construction Workers 

B4.4 Occupational Fatalities in the U.S. Highway Construction Industry, 1992-1997 

B4.5 In-depth Analyses of Falls From Heights in the Construction Industry 

 

Session: B5.0-Title: Work Organization
Category: Intervention Evaluation
Organized by the NORA Organization of Work Team
Moderator(s): Steven Sauter and Jane Lipscomb

B5.1 A Longitudinal Study of Workplace Organizational Factors and Injury Rates 

B5.2 When am I My Brother's Keeper? Defining Others' Safety and Well-Being as In-Role Versus Extra-Role Behavior 

B5.3 Work Organization and Health: The CAW/McMaster Benchmarking Project 

B5.4 Unintended Consequences: Organizational Practices and Their Impact on Health and Safety 

B5.5 Organizational Factors and Return to Work Following Lost-Time Injury 

 

CONCURRENT SESSION: C
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Session: C1.0-Title: Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention
Category: Special Session
Organized by David Hard, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): David Hard

C1.1 Overview of the NIOSH Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative 

C1.2 NIOSH Approach to Childhood Agricultural Injury Surveillance 

C1.3 Agricultural Disability Awareness and Risk Education (AgDARE) 

C1.4 Health Professional Education to Promote Use of Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Guidelines 

C1.5 National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety 

 

Session: C2.0-Title: Prevention of Deaths and Injuries Among Fire Fighters
Category: Special Session
Organized by the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
Moderator(s): Richard Braddee

C2.1 Firefighter Fatality Statistics for 1999 

C2.2 Fire Fatality Investigations: The NIOSH and IAFF Programs 

C2.3 Overview of Program From a Volunteer Perspective 

C2.4 NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program 

C2.5 Hazards and Fires Involving Oxygen Regulators 

C2.6 Oxygen Regulators Testing and Standards 

 

Session: C3.0-Title: Applications of the Case-Crossover Design in Occupational Injury Research
Category: Special Session
Organized by Gary Sorock, Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Gary Sorock

C3.1 Overview of Case-crossover Methods for Injury Research 

C3.2 Animal-Related Injuries to Veterinarians: Application of the Case-Crossover Design 

C3.3 Transient Risk Factors for Occupational Acute Traumatic Hand Injury 

C3.4 Temporal Factors and the Risk of Occupational Acute Hand Injury 

 

Session: C4.0-Title: Mining
Category: Injury surveillance
Moderator(s): Lisa J. Steiner

C4.1 An Analysis of Serious Injuries to Dozer Operators at US Mining Sites 

C4.2 Haulage Truck Dump-Site Safety 

C4.3 Evaluating Safety Interventions in the U.S. Mining Industry 

C4.4 Alternate Measures of Risk for Communicating Study Results: Comparisons of Injury and Chronic Disease Mortality in the NIOSH Colorado Uranium Miners Cohort 

 

Session: C5.0-Title: Intervention and Risk Factor Research  
Category: Intervention Evaluation
Moderator(s): Linda Goldenhar

C5.1 Evidence on the Effectiveness of Measures Recommended to Prevent Workplace Homicide 

C5.2 Risk Factors for Violence Among Nurses: Methods and Preliminary Results 

C5.3 Workplace-Level Risk Factors for Homicide on the Job 

C5.4 Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

 

Session: C6.0-Title: Engineering and Technology
Category: Engineering and Technology
Moderator(s): Karl A. Snyder

C6.1 Visual Reference Effect on Balance Control in Roof Work 

C6.2 Computational Simulation of Electrical Arc Parameters 

C6.3 Development of a Computerized Audit Tool for Control of Construction Falls 

C6.4 Collision Warning Systems for Surface Mining Equipment 

 

DAY TWO-WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2000

CONCURRENT SESSION: D
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Session: D1.0-Title: Tribology of Slip and Falls I
Category: Special Session
Organized by Mark Redfern, University of Pittsburgh
Moderator(s): Mark Redfern

D1.1 Field Evaluation of Two Commonly Used Slipmeters 

D1.2 The Impact of Neoliter Test-Foot Variability and Tribometer Type on Slip Resistance Measurements 

D1.3 The Evaluation of Two Commonly Used Slipmeters: The Repeatability and the Effect of Slip Criteria 

D1.4 Precision and Bias Testing of the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer and the Brungraber Mark II Portable Inclinable Articulated Strut Slip Tester 

 

Session: D2.0-Title: Alaska's Model Program for Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries
Category: Special Session
Organized by George Conway, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): George Conway

D2.1 Alaska's Model Program for Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injury Deaths 

D2.2 Preventing Fatalities and Severe Non-fatal Injuries in Alaska's Commercial Fishing Industry 

D2.3 Pilot Inexperience May Increase the Hazards in Alaska, 1990-1998 

D2.4 Partnerships for Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Aviation Injuries in Alaska 

D2.5 Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation in Alaska 

D2.6 Surveillance and Prevention of Nonfatal Work-Related Injuries in Alaska 

 

Session: D3.0-Title: Challenges in Assessing Exposure to Occupational Injury Hazards
Category: Special Session
Organized by Dana Loomis, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina
Moderator(s): Dana Loomis

D3.1 Dealing With Variability of Hazards in Occupational Injury Epidemiology 

D3.2 Variability, Measurement, and Analysis of Hours of Exposure in a Cohort of Fishers 

D3.3 Measuring Transient Occupational Injury Exposures 

 

Session: D4.0-Title: Fire Fighter Safety
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): Thomas P. Mezzanote

D4.1 Traumatic Occupational Injury Fatalities to Fire Service Personnel, 1992-1998 

D4.2 The Relation Between Age & Duty-Related Injuries in Urban Fire Fighters I

D4.3 A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Duty Related Injuries in Urban Fire Fighters 

D4.4 Fire Fighter Fatality Reports and Their Importance to the Volunteer Fire Service 

 

Session: D5.0-Title: Construction
Category: Intervention Evaluation
Moderator(s): Robert Chapman

D5.1 Fall-Safe Intervention and Research 

D5.2 Differences in Injury Intervention Implementation Among Small Union Carpentry Firms in New England 

D5.3 A Controlled Prospective Injury Intervention for Small Union Carpentry Firms in New England 

D5.4 Worker and Manager Perceptions of Construction Safety Practices 

 

Session: D6.0-Title: Special Populations
Category: Special Populations
Moderator(s): Letitia Davis

D6.1 The Prevalence and Patterns of Occupational Injury in South Texas Middle School Students 

D6.2 The Prevalence and Risk Factors Related to Falls During Pregnancy 

D6.3 Fatal Occupational Injuries Among Hispanic Workers of Texas 

D6.4 Reducing Injury Risk of Students in Vocational-technical Schools and Young Workers in Small Businesses 

D6.5 A Report on Young Teens Experience With Occupational Health and Safety Issues: A Pilot Study 

D6.6 Latino Immigrant Workers in Residential Construction: A Qualitative Study of Risk Factors 

 

CONCURRENT SESSION: E
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session: E1.0-Title: Tribology of Slip and Falls II
Category: Special Session
Organized by Wen-Ruey Chang, Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Wen-Ruey Chang

E1.1 The Contribution of Dry Contaminants to Slip Potential 

E1.2 Comparison of Coefficient of Friction Requirements During Gait to Tribometry Measurements:  Evaluation of Shod and Barefoot Conditions at Various Walking Speeds 

E1.3 Measuring the Exposure to Slipping Hazards: A Novel Test Device 

E1.4 Validating Slipmeters: Aspects of Conformity Between Test Feet and Floor Surfaces 

 

Session: E2.0-Title: Surveillance and Intervention Programs Targeting Injuries in the Construction Industry
Category: Special Session
Organized by T. J. Lentz, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): T. J. Lentz

E2.1 Survey Shows Commitment to Safety by Large Construction Firms Produces Results 

E2.2 Evaluation of the OSHA Construction Accident Reduction Emphasis (CARE) Program in Florida 

E2.3 Fall Protection Emphasis Within OSHA's Region V 

E2.4 An Unconventional Surveillance Tool for Tracking Construction Projects in the State of Illinois 

 

Session: E3.0-Title: Young Worker Injuries: Innovative Interventions and Evaluation Challenges
Category: Special Session
Organized by the NORA Special Populations at Risk and Intervention Effectiveness Research Teams
Moderator(s): Dawn Castillo

E3.1 Injuries to Young Workers: An Overview 

E3.2 Expanded Opportunities for Prevention of Young Worker Injuries 

E3.3 Coordinated State Efforts to Prevent Young Worker Injuries 

E3.4 Community-Based Efforts to Prevent Young Worker Injuries in an Ethnic Community 

E3.5 School-based Efforts to Prevent Young Worker Injuries 

 

Session: E4.0-Title: Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE)
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): William Hetzler

E4.1 Identification and Evaluation of Injury Circumstances Contributing to Crane-related Occupational Fatality 

E4.2 Work-related Fatalities in West Virginia: A Summary of Surveillance, Investigation, and Prevention Activities - July 1996 Through December 1999 

E4.3 Functional Limitations Leading to Fatal Work Injuries of Farmers in Wisconsin 

E4.4 The Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program:  High Risk Populations 

 

Session: E5.0-Title: Injury Risk Factors
Category: Injury Risk Factors
Moderator(s): Christine Branche

E5.1 Race Modifies Other Risk Factors for Knee-related Disability Among Women in the U.S. Army 

E5.2 Toward a Typology of Dynamic and Hazardous Work Environments 

E5.3 Indicators of Lift Readiness and Lift Posture in Patients With Low Back Pain 

E5.4 Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries Among Public Sector Employees 

E5.5 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries Among African-American Women by Industry 

E5.6 Occupational Fatalities Among Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers in the US:  A Comprehensive Review of the 1992 to 1997 Data From CFOI, FARS and the National EMS Memorial Service 

 

Session: E6.0-Title: Social/Economic Impacts II
Category: Social/Economic Impacts II
Moderator(s): Elyce A. Biddle

E6.1 The Economic and Social Consequences of Injury at Sand and Gravel Operations 

E6.2 Earnings Losses From Permanent Disability at Private Self-Insured Employers in California 

E6.3 The Cost and Consequences of Work-Related Assaults 

E6.4 Followup Study of Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Construction Workers 

E6.5 Detection, Disease Management, and Compensation: Health and Economic Outcomes of Occupational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Garment Workers in New York City 

E6.6 The Concentration of Workers' Compensation Expenditures in a Construction Workforce:  Implications for Cost Containment 

 

CONCURRENT SESSION: F
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Session: F1.0-Title: Biomechanics of Slips and Falls
Category: Special Session
Organized by Raoul Gronqvist, Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Raoul Gronqvist

F1.1 Adjustments in Gait Biomechanics on Potentially Slippery Floors 

F1.2 Safety on Stairs: Biomechanical and Visual Factors 

F1.3 Slip Potentials During Load Carrying 

F1.4 Method of Expressing Slipperiness in Gait 

 

Session: F2.0-Title: Workplace Violence Research: Past, Present and Future
Category: Special Session
Organized by Lynn Jenkins, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Lynn Jenkins

F2.1 History and Status of NIOSH Research on Workplace Violence 

F2.2 Evaluation of Risk Factors for Robbery and Employee Injury and Compliance to a Workplace Violence Intervention in High-Risk Business Settings 

F2.3 Evaluation of OSHA Guidelines on Preventing Violence in Mental Health Settings 

F2.4 Workplace Violence Intervention Research: An Agenda for Action 

 

Session: F4.0-Title: Needlestick/Eye Injuries
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): Thomas K. Hodous

F4.1 Injuries and Illnesses in Nurses in Delhi 

F4.2 Sharps-Related Injuries in California Healthcare Facilities: Preliminary Results From the Sharps Injury Registry 

F4.3 Characterization of Needlestick Injuries and Development of Prevention Strategies 

F4.4 Does Occupational Exposure Account for Excess Injury Risk: Serious Eye Injuries in the U.S. Army 

 

Session: F5.0-Title: Methods and Results
Category: Safety Communications and Training
Moderator(s): Paul A. Schulte

F5.1 Using the Extended Parallel Process Model to Develop and Evaluate Silicosis Prevention Materials for Masonry Workers and Contractors 

F5.2 Expert Systems for Communication in Occupational Safety and Health 

F5.3 Key Learnings From Electrical Safety Workshops Sponsored by IEEE 1992-2000 

F5.4 Agricultural Commodity Based Safety Programming: Using Florida Citrus as a Model 

F5.5 Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Tailored Website for Construction Safety and Health 

 

Session: F6.0-Title: Injuries in the Construction Industry II
Category: Special Populations: Construction
Moderator(s): David E. Fosbroke

F6.1 Contractor Safety Practices and Injury Rates During Construction of Denver International Airport 

F6.2 Analysis of Construction Injury Burden by Type of Work 

F6.3 Work-related Falls in Residential and Drywall Carpentry 

F6.4 Nail Gun Injuries in Construction: Need for Gun Control? 

F6.5 Eye Injuries at a Large Construction Project: A Better Understanding Through Compensation Data and Injury Investigations 

 

CONCURRENT SESSION: G
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Session: G1.0-Title: The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Project's Role in the Reduction of Occupational Fatalities
Category: Special Session
Organized by Virgil Casini, NIOSH FACE Team
Moderator(s): Paul Moore

G1.1 Overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program 

G1.2 New Jersey FACE Investigation Leads to Legislative Changes 

G1.3 Youth Farm Worker is Killed in PTO Driveline Entanglement 

G1.4 The NIOSH, OSHA, NATE Partnership for the Prevention of Injury to Telecommunication Tower Construction and Maintenance Workers 

G1.5 Dissemination of Products From the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program 

 

Session: G2.0-Title: Work-Related Burn and Amputation Surveillance: A Snapshot in Time of the Surveillance Results of Colorado, Kentucky, Utah and Minnesota
Category: Special Session
Organized by the Traumatic Injury SENSOR State grantees
Moderator(s): Wayne Ball

G2.1 Experience of Kentucky SENSOR Occupational Burn Surveillance 

G2.2 Work-Related Burn Surveillance Program in Utah 

G2.3 Work-Related Burn Surveillance in Colorado: 1989 - 1997 

G2.4 Amputation Surveillance in Minnesota 

 

Session: G3.0-Title: From Virtual Reality to Reality
Category: Special Session
Organized by Hongwei Hsiao, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Hongwei Hsiao

G3.1 Virtual Reality for Safe Equipment Operation 

G3.2 Employing Virtual Reality Simulations of Agricultural Tractor Operation for Assessing Safe Behavior Among Youth - A Feasibility Study 

G3.3 Safe Work at Elevation Through Virtual Reality Simulation 

G3.4 Driving Safety and Simulation Technology 

G3.5 Fire Dynamics Simulator 

 

Session: G4.0-Title: Selected Workplaces
Category: Injury Surveillance and Intervention Evaluation
Moderator(s): Anne-Marie Feyer

G4.1 Fatal Occupational Injuries in the U.S. Rail Transportation Industry 

G4.2 Transportation Incidents - the 500 Pound Gorilla of Occupational Injuries 

G4.3 Impact of a Design Modification in Modern Firefighting Uniforms on Burn Prevention Outcomes in New York City Firefighters 

G4.4 The Impact of Protective Hoods and Their Water Content on Firefighter Burn Injuries:  Laboratory Tests and Field Results 

 

Session: G5.0-Title: Simulation Exercises
Category: Safety Communications and Training
Organized by Henry P. Cole, University of Kentucky
Moderator(s): Ted Scharf and Mike Colligan

G5.2 Simulation Exercises to Prevent Occupational Exposure to Blood and Other Body Fluids 

G5.3 Using a Narrative Simulation Exercise for Training Motorists to Avoid Collisions With Farm Machinery on Public Roads 

G5.4 The Use and Impact of Narrative Simulations in the US Coal Industry 

G5.5 Using Case-based Interactive Narrative Simulation Exercises to Prevent Occupational Injuries 

 

POSTER SOCIAL
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

PS.01 The Economic Impact of Occupational Fatalities, a Retrospective Study (1995-1998) 

PS.02 Measuring the Economic Burden of Occupational Fatal Injuries in the United States, 1990-1995 

PS.03 The Practicality of Using Fault Tree Analysis to Improve Mine Safety 

PS.04 The Economic and Social Impact of Work-Related Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

PS.05 Integrating Injury Research With Industry Experience to Develop Measures for Preventing Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment in Highway Work Zones 66

PS.06 Pilot Study of Transient Risk Factors for Sharps-Related Injuries in Health Care Workers 

PS.07 Impact of a Changing U.S. Workforce on the Occupational Injury Experience, 1980-1994 

PS.08 Five Workers Engulfed & Suffocated in Corn in Nebraska, 1999 

PS.09 Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program: Recommendations for Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Workers Who Operate or Work Near Forklifts 

PS.10 Eye Injury Prevention Among Mechanical Contractors 

PS.11 Work-related Acute Eye Injuries Presenting to the West Virginia University Hospital Emergency Department 

PS.12 Occupational Homicide and Non-facility Based Workers 

PS.14 Perceived Postural Sway and Discomfort During Simulated Drywall Lifting and Hanging Tasks 

PS.15 Causes of Electrocutions Among Construction Workers 

PS.16 An Analysis of Falls by Construction Type Among Construction Workers 

PS.17 Work-related Injury Among California Migrant Hispanic Farm Workers

PS.18 Do Complaints Take OSHA to Less Risky Workplaces? 

PS.19 Occupational Fatalities Associated With Harvesting and Handling Large Bales-United States, 1980-1998, Minnesota FACE, 1993-1999, Oklahoma FACE, 1995-1999 

PS.20 Injury Surveillance Using Existing Workers' Compensation Medical Claims Data 

PS.21 ICD-9-CM vs. ICD-10 for Coding Occupational Fatalities: Is ICD-10 Better, Worse, or Just Different? 

PS.22 Fatal Incidents Involving Farm Equipment on Public Roadways

PS.23 A Cost Model for Traumatic Injuries in Mining 

PS.24 Experiences of Widows Following a Farm-related Fatality 

PS.25 Injuries Relating to Tobacco Farming in Kentucky 

PS.26 California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE): Summary of Occupational Fatalities in Los Angeles County 1992-1998 

PS.27 Epidemiology of Occupational Injury Among Cooks 

 

DAY THREE-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2000

CONCURRENT SESSION: H
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Session: H1.0-Title: Vehicle-Related Transportation Fatalities in the Workplace: Research and Prevention Strategies
Category: Special Session
Organized by Stephanie Pratt, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Roger Rosa

H1.1 Occupational Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision Fatalities in the United States, 1992-1997 

H1.2 The Association of Age and Occupational Motor Vehicle-Related Fatalities 

H1.3 Occupational Highway Fatalities Involving Semi-Trucks, United States, 1992-1997 

H1.4 Traffic Crashes and Productivity Losses: What the Research Shows 

 

Session: H2.0-Title: Training Intervention Effectiveness Research (TIER)
Category: Special Session
Organized by Greg Loos, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Greg Loos

H2.1 Overview of the TIER Model 

H2.2 Relationship of TIER to Injury Control 

H2.3 Electrical Safety Training 

H2.4 Future TIER Studies 

 

Session: H3.0-Title: Cross-cutting Mining Research for Injury Prevention in Other Industries
Category: Special Session
Organized by Jeffrey Welsh, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Moderator(s): Jeffrey Welsh

H3.2 Safety Issues in Blasting 

H3.3 Identifying Fatal and Non-fatal Injuries Attributed to Water Well Drilling Operations 

H3.4 Protecting Workers From Electrocution Caused by Contact of Cranes, Haul Trucks and Drill Rigs With Overhead Power Lines: A New Approach 

H3.5 Development of the Hazard Recognition Training Module for Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Work Activities 

 

Session: H4.0-Title: Traumatic Injury Studies
Category: Injury Surveillance
Moderator(s): Letitia Davis

H4.1 National Estimates of Traumatic Occupational Injury in the United States 

H4.2 Surveillance for Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments-United States, 1998 

H4.3 Exposing U.S. Disabling Morbidity - The BLS Data Revisited 

H4.4 Safety Impacts of Peer-to-Peer Workplace Substance Abuse Prevention 

H4.5 Mortality Patterns at a Large U.S. Manufacturing Company From 1974 Through 1998 

H4.6 Traumatic Work-Related Fatal Injury Amongst Maori of New Zealand 1985-1994 

 

Session: H5.0-Title: International Comparison
Category: Other Topics
Moderator(s): Gordon Smith

H5.1 A Comparison of Work-Related Fatal Injuries to Agricultural Workers in Australia, New Zealand and the United States 

H5.2 Comparing the Causes of Work-Related Fatal Injuries in Australia, New Zealand and the United States Using Narrative Information 

H5.4 Older Workers: A Comparison of Work-related Fatal Injuries in Australia, New Zealand, and the US 

H5.5 Occupational Injury Mortality Rates: Comparison of New Zealand, Australia and the United States 

 

Session: H6.0-Title: State Experience
Category: Other Topics
Moderator(s): James C. Helmkamp

H6.1 The Epidemiology of Serious Occupational Burn Injuries in Alabama 

H6.2 Epidemiology of Work-related Burn Injuries: Experience of a State Managed Workers Compensation System 

H6.3 Incidence and Risk of Work-related Fracture Injuries: Experience of a State Managed Workers Compensation System 

H6.4 Work-Related Traumatic Head and Brain Injuries in Washington State, 1990-1997 

 

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