Publications


Information for painters

Washington's SHARP Program Aims to Protect Painters' Health. The PaintHealthy CollisionRepair project is covered in Parts & People Magazine.

Health and Safety in Washington State's Collision Repair Industry: A Needs Assessment
(PDF). Contact SHARP to request a paper copy.

Working with Small Business - Safety and Health in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry.

Your Lungs, Your Skin, Your Life! SHARP's article on health & safety in the collision repair industry published in the October 2006 edition of the trade magazine BodyShop Business.

SHARP has developed recommendations to prevent injury and illness and reduce workers' compensation costs in auto body shops.


PaintHealthy
CollisionRepair research articles

Stay Healthy!Glove and Coverall Permeation Testing

Development of a Permeation Panel to Test Dermal Protective Clothing Against Sprayed Coatings
. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 55.2 214-227 (2011) Diana M. Ceballos, Michael G. Yost, Stephen G. Whittaker, Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker, Janice Camp and Russell Dills.

Isocyanate Exposure Assessment

Field Comparison of Air Sampling Methods for Monomeric and Polymeric 1,6 Hexamethylene Diisocyanate. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygene 8(3) 161-178 (2011) Jennifer M. Thomasen, Kenneth W. Fent, Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker, Stephen G. Whittaker, Leena A. Nylander-French.

Quantification and Statistical Modeling - Part I: Breathing-Zone Concentrations of Monomeric and Polymeric 1,6-Hexamethylene Diisocyanate. The Annals of Occupational Hygene 53(7) 677-689 (2009) Kenneth W. Fent, Linda G. Trelles Gaines, Jennifer M. Thomasen, Shelia L. Flack, Kai Ding, Amy H. Herring, Stephen G. Whittaker and Lenna A. Nylander-French.

Quantification and Statistical Modeling - Part II: Breathing-Zone Concentrations of Monomeric and Polymeric 1,6-Hexamethylene Diisocyanate. The Annals of Occupational Hyigene 53(7) 691-702 (2009) Kenneth W. Fent, Linda G. Trelles Gaines, Jennifer M. Thomasen, Shelia L. Flack, Kai Ding, Amy H. Herring, Stephen G. Whittaker and Lenna A. Nylander-French.

Objective color scale for the SWYPE surface sampling technique using computerized image analysis tools.  J Occup Environ Hyg. Oct;6(10) 604-11 (2009) Diana M. Ceballos, Mike G. Yost, Stephen G. Whittaker, Janice Camp, Russell Dills.

Biological Assessment of Isocyanate Exposure

Quantitative Plasma Biomarker Analysis in HDI Exposure Assessment. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene 54(1) 41-54 (2010) Shelia L. Flack, Kenneth W. Fent, Linda G. Trelles Gaines, Jennifer M Thomasen, Steve Whittaker, Louise M. Ball and Leena A. Nylander-French.

Factors Affecting Variability in the Urinary Biomarker 1,6-Hexamethylene Diamine in Workers Exposed to 1,6-Hexamethylene Diisocyanate. Journal of Environmental Monitoring (13) 119-127 (2011) Linda G. T. Gaines, Kenneth W. Fent, Shelia L. Flack, Jennifer M. Thomasen, Stephen G. Whittaker and Leena A. Nylander-French.

General

Characterizing the Health and Safety Needs of the Collision Repair Industry.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 5(6) 273-282 (2010) Stephen G. Whittaker, Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker.

Survey of Dermal Protection in Washington State Collision Repair Industry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 8(9) 551-560 (2011) Diana M. Ceballos, Kenneth W. Fent, Stephen G. Whittaker, Linda G.T. Gaines, Jennifer M. Thomasen, Sheila L. Flack, Leena A. Nylander-French, Michael G. Yost and Carolyn K Reeb-Whitaker.

A Laboratory Comparison of Analytical Methods Used for Isocyanates. Analytical Methods (Aug 2011 online publication) Diana M. Ceballos, Stephen G. Whittaker, Michael G. Yost, Russell L. Dills, Dhimiter Bello, Jennifer M. Thomasen, Leena A. Nylander-French, Carolyn K Reeb-Whitaker, Phillip M. Peters, Elisa C. Weiland and Wallace W. Suydam.


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