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Reporting Forms

  • Clinical Laboratory Report of Elevated Levels of Heavy Metals, is available in electronic format. Click here [pdf 60k] [word 43k] to download a copy. Completed forms can be faxed or mailed as instructed on the form.

  • Occupational and Environmental Disease, Injury, or Poisoning Report by Health Care Provider is available in electronic format. Click here [pdf 33k] [word 62k] to download a copy. Completed forms can be faxed or mailed as instructed on the form.

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Educational Materials

General

  • Controlling Chemical Exposure; Industrial Hygiene Fact Sheets
    [pdf 114k]
    Employers who want to know more about how to protect their employees from being exposed to chemicals will find good information in this set of 16 fact sheets that provide concise guidance on many aspects of industrial hygiene controls. Simple explanations are given on the basics of substitution, isolation, ventilation, housekeeping, wipe sampling, and air sampling. Basic information is also given on chemical protective clothing, gloves, and respirators along with the names and phone numbers of manufacturers. An overview of medical exams and tests for chemical exposures is given along with a list of the OSHA standards which require such testing.

  • Don't Get Hurt Working Around Sanitation Trucks
    This brochure, developed in English and in Spanish, offers simple steps to collectors and drivers to help prevent injuries while working on or near sanitation trucks.

  • How to Make Your Job Healthier [pdf 2.5mb]
    General resource manual for employees.

  • List of Physicians in New Jersey Specializing in Occupational and Environmental Illness
    List of board-certified occupational medicine physicians in New Jersey.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues for the Older Worker [pdf 182k]
    This information bulletin provides guidance to aging workers and their employers regarding health and safety issues in the workplace. The importance of wellness and the role that underlying medical conditions can play are discussed including steps employers can take in preventing illness and injury among this population in the workplace. Resources are also included.

  • What is FACE about ... [pdf 176k]
    In a question and answer format this brochure answers most frequently asked questions about the New Jersey FACE project.

  • Working Safely in the Cold [pdf 217k]
    This publication presents an overview of the health hazards of working in cold environments and contains guidelines and resources on how workers can be protected. Types of jobs at risk for cold exposure are listed.

Work-Related Asthma

Latex Allergy

Silicosis

Mercury

Lead

Cadmium

  • Summary of OSHA Cadmium Standard [pdf 2.6mb]
    Information for employers on the requirements by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for control of exposure to cadmium at the workplace.

  • What Physicians Need to Know about Occupational Cadmium Exposure [pdf 937k]
    Information for physicians about sources of exposure to cadmium and federal requirements for medical monitoring of workers exposed to cadmium.

  • Your Cadmium Exposure [pdf 869k]
    Gives information and advice to assist individuals in finding out how they may have been exposed to cadmium and how to protect themselves from further exposure.

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Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Publications

  • NJ FACE Publications are distributed to employers, workers, and industry and labor organizations. They describe cases of fatal occupational injuries and provide recommendations for prevention.

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Surveillance Reports

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Newsletter Archives

  • The May 2006 issue of our newsletter [pdf 527k] is devoted to work-related asthma (WRA). Featured articles include an update on surveillance activities related to WRA, fatal WRA, myths about WRA, examples of case reports, and more. Resources available on the Internet and by mail including a list of industries and asthmagens associated with WRA are also included.

  • This issue of the "Update" [pdf 2.5m] features articles on fatal falls in New Jersey construction industry, the Surveillance Unit's response to the anthrax attack, tree trimming hazards, teenage fatalities at two pizza restaurants and the role of the clinician in preventing occupational injury and illness in New Jersey.

  • A special 28-page issue on lead [pdf 2.76m] features trends in New Jersey adult blood lead levels from 1986-2000, interviews with key experts, outcomes of interventions, a 3-page resources section, and more.

  • The February 2001 edition of the "Update" [pdf 562k] features articles on glutaraldehyde in New Jersey health care facilities, findings of a partnership studying silica exposure in New Jersey highway/road construction and repair workers, and intervention activities for lead abatement in non-residential buildings.

  • The December 1999 edition of our newsletter [pdf 594k] features articles on hazard surveillance initiatives related to methylene chloride, forklift fatalities, and cadmium surveillance. An update on the Department's Latex Allergy Task Force is also featured.

  • The December 1998 edition of the "Update" [pdf 423k] is devoted to silicosis. Featured articles include new directions in silicosis surveillance, the epidemiologic case definition, a special interview with Dr. Howard Kipen of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, examples of workplace interventions, and a listing of resources available on the Internet and by mail.

  • The January 1998 [pdf 862k] issue features four articles entitled as follows: Mercury Persists as a Public Health Hazard, Occupational Latex Asthma, Homicide in the Workplace, and Lead Hazards in Building Renovations, including statistics on occupational illnesses and injuries reported to the Department. Information on how to obtain publications on featured topics on the Internet and by mail is also provided.

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Bibliography of Surveillance-related Publications (1986 to present)

I. Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
II. Reports, Educational Materials, and Newsletter Articles
III. Abstracts

I. Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
1986-1990  1991-1995  1996-2000  2001-2004  2005-Present

1986-1990

Rosenman KD, Feuer E, Mortality in police and firefighters in New Jersey. Am J Ind Med 1986; 9:517-527.

Seixas N, Rosenman KD. A voluntary reporting system for occupational disease: pilot project and evaluation. Public Health Reports 1986; 101:278-282.

Stanbury MJ, Rosenman KD. A methodology for identifying workers exposed to asbestos since 1940. Am J Public Health 1987; 77; 854-5.

Stanbury MJ, Goldoft M, O'Leary K. Traumatic occupational fatalities in New Jersey: recording of fatal cases in employer's OSHA 200 Logs. In counting injuries and illnesses in the workplace: proposals for a better system ed. E.S. Pollack and D.G. Keiming, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., pp. 141-150, 1987.

Rosenman KD. Use of hospital discharge data in the surveillance of occupational disease. Am J Ind Med 1988; 13:281-289.

Stanbury MJ, Rosenman KD. Chemical and dust-related diseases. New Jersey Medicine 1988; 85:929-936.

Rudolph L, Maizlish N, Tepper A, Gerwel B, Wenzl T, Melius J, Stone R, Martin J, Montopoli M. Surveillance for occupational lead exposure - United States, 1987. MMWR 1989;38:642-646.

Valiante D, Rosenman KD. Does silicosis still occur? JAMA 1989; 21: 3003-3007.

Matte TD, Hoffman RE, Rosenman KD, Stanbury MJ. Surveillance of occupational asthma under the SENSOR model. Chest 1990; 98:173S-175S.

Hoffman RE, Rosenman KD, Watt F, Stanbury MJ. NIOSH. Occupational disease surveillance: Occupational asthma. MMWR 1990;39:119-123.

Stanbury MJ, Goldoft M. Use of OSHA inspection data for fatal occupational injury surveillance in New Jersey. Am J Public Health 1990; 80:200-202.

Kipen H, Tepper A, Rosenman KD, Weinrib D. Limitations of hospital discharge diagnoses for surveillance extrinsic allergic alveolitis. Am J Ind Med 1990; 17:701-709.

Rosenman KD, Trimbath L, Stanbury MJ. Surveillance of occupational lung disease: Comparison of hospital discharge data to physician reporting. Am J Public Health 1990; 80:1257-1258.

1991-1995

Kipen H, Gelperin K, Tepper A, Stanbury MJ. Acute occupational respiratory diseases in hospital discharge data. Am J Ind Med 1991; 19:637-642.

Hall NE, Rosenman KD. Cancer by industry: Analysis of a population- based cancer registry with an emphasis on blue-collar workers. Am J Ind Med 1991; 19:145-159.

Stanbury MJ, Tepper A, Ramaprasad R, Solice-Sample G. Asbestosis in New Jersey: A survey of hospitalized patients. New Jersey Medicine 1991; 88:195-199.

Henneberger P, Kipen H, Stanbury MJ, Trimbath L. Use of portable peak flow meters in the surveillance of occupational asthma. Chest 1991; 100:1515-1521.

Windau J, Anderson H, Rosenman KD, Rudolph L, Stanbury MJ, Stark A. The identification of occupational lung disease from hospital discharge data. J Occup Med 1991; 33:1060-1066.

Burke T, Fagliano J, Goldoft M, Hazen RE, Iglewicz R, McKee T. Chromite ore processing residue in Hudson County New Jersey. Env Hlth Persp 1991; 92: 131-137.

Sorock G, Stanbury MJ. Workers' compensation data add to fatal injury census. (Letter) Am J Public Health 1991, 81:1678.

Gerwel B, Long N, Trimbath L, Marcus S, Jennis T, Udasin I, Kyner P, Posusney. Lead poisoning in a New Jersey foundry. MMWR 1991;40:810-817.

Brien D, Froehlich PA, Gressel MG, Hall RM, Clark NJ, Bost P, Fischbach T. Silica exposure in hand grinding steel castings. Am Ind Hyg Assoc. J 1992; 53:42-48.

Tepper A. Surveillance of occupational lead exposure in New Jersey: 1986-1989. Am J Public Health 1992; 82:275-277.

Valiante DJ, Richards T, Kinsley KB. Silicosis surveillance in New Jersey: Targeting workplaces using occupational disease and exposure surveillance data. Am J Ind Med 1992; 21:517-526.

Valiante D, Bost P, Stanbury M, Szenics J, NIOSH. Silicosis among pottery workers - New Jersey MMWR 1992;42:405-411.

Centers for Disease Control, et al. Surveillance of elevated blood lead levels among adults - United States, 1992. MMWR 1992;41:285-288.

Henneberger P, Stanbury MJ. Patterns of asbestosis in New Jersey: 1979-1986. Am J Ind Med 1992, 21:689-697.

Stanbury MJ, Solice-Sample G, Pescatore J. Asbestos disease risk communication conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health. Am J Ind Med 1993, 23:97-104.

Sorock G, Smith E, Hall N. Hospitalized occupational finger amputations, New Jersey, 1985 and 1986. Am J Ind Med 1993, 23:427-438.

Sorock G, Smith E, Hall N. An evaluation of New Jersey's hospital discharge databases for surveillance of severe occupational injuries. Am J Ind Med 1993, 23:439-448.

Rosenman KD, Stanbury M, Lemon A, Solice-Sample G, Kalush A. High-risk notification of chromate and bichromate production workers. Am J Ind Med 1993, 23:125-134.

Gerwel B, Valiante D, Pescatore J, Stanbury MJ. Lead exposure in bridge construction workers. (Letter) Am J Public Health 1993, 83:1054-1055.

Roché LM. Use of employer illness reports for occupational disease surveillance among public employees in New Jersey. J Occup Med 1993; 35:581-586.

Sorock G, Smith E. Work-related deaths in construction, New Jersey, 1983-1989. J Occup Med 1993; 35:916-921.

Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Watt F, Stanbury M, Valiante DJ, Helmus LE, Migliozzi NA, Anderson H, Hanrahan L, Jajosky RA, Musgrave KJ, Castellan R, Ordin D. Silicosis surveillance - Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin. MMWR 1993;42/No. SS-5:23-28.

Valiante D, Stanbury MJ, Gerwel B. Protecting construction workers from exposure to lead: Success in New Jersey. (Letter) Am J Public Health 1993; 83:1644.

Cooper TC, Gressel MG, Froehlich PA, Caplan PE, Mickelsen RL, Valiante D, Bost P. Successful reduction of silica exposures at a sanitary ware pottery. Am Ind Hyg Assoc. J 1993; 54:600-606.

Tepper A, Connally LB, Haltmeier P, Smith E, Sweeney MH. Knowledge of medical history information among proxy respondents for deceased study subjects. J Clin Epidem 1993; 46:1243-1248.

Gerwel B. Occupational lead surveillance in New Jersey, 1985-1991. In: Policies, Programs, and Public Participation: Environmental and occupational health in emerging market economies and democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium on Environmental and Occupational Health. Pultusk, Poland, June 26-July 1, 1992. Management Sciences for Health, Newton, MA, 1993.

Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Watt F, Schill D, Stanbury MJ, Trimbath LS, Jajosky RA, Musgrave K, Castellan R, Bang KM, Ordin D. Surveillance for occupational asthma. Michigan and New Jersey,1988-1992. MMWR 1994;43/No SS-1: 9-17.

Roché LM, Gerwel B, Ramaprasad R, Udasin I. Medical management of lead exposed workers, results of physician interviews in New Jersey. J Occup Med. 1995; 37:139-144.

Roché LM. Economic cost of occupational injury fatalities in New Jersey in 1992. Compensation and working conditions (USDOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics) March 1995:1-5.

Czachur M, Stanbury MJ, Gerwel B, Gochfeld M, Rhoads G, Whartenberg D. A pilot study of take-home lead exposure in New Jersey. Am J Ind Med 1995; 28:289-293.

Stanbury M, Rosenman KD, Anderson HA. Guidelines: Minimum and comprehensive state-based activities in occupational safety and health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-107. June 1995.

Stanbury M, Joyce P, Kipen H. Silicosis and workers' compensation in New Jersey. J Occup Environ Med 1995; 37:1342-1347.

Rosenman KD, Stanbury MJ, Reilly MJ. Mortality among persons with silicosis reported to two State based disease surveillance systems. Scan J Work Environ Health 1995; 21 suppl 2:73-6.

1996-2000 

Stanbury M, Gerwel B, Iglewicz R, O'Leary K, Ramaprasad R, Smith EO, Senn E. Occupational disease surveillance at NJ Department of Health. New Jersey Medicine 1996; 93:44-48.

Rosenman KD, Stanbury M. Risk of lung cancer among former chromium smelter workers. Am J Ind Med 1996; 29:491-500.

Hall N, Rosenman KD. Occupational risk factors for developing tuberculosis. Am J Ind Med 1996; 30:148-154.

Stanbury MJ, Gatti E, Sokolowski JW. RADS in a nurse exposed to pentamidine. (Letter) J Occup Environ Med 1996; 38:330-331.

Whelan E, Piacitelli G, Gerwel B, Schnorr T, Mueller C, Gittleman J, Matte T. Elevated blood lead levels in children of construction workers. Am J Public Health 1997; 87:1352-1355.

Piacitelli G, Whelan E, Sieber K, Gerwel B. Elevated lead contamination in homes of construction workers. Am Ind Hyg Assoc Journal 1997; 58:447-454.

Maxfield R, Alo C, Reilly MJ, Rosenman K, Kalinowski D, Stanbury M, Valiante D. Surveillance for silicosis, 1993-Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. MMWR 1997; 46/No-1:13-27.

Valiante D, Syed SR, Stanbury MJ. Lead hazard surveillance using an environmental reporting database. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 12:769-772, 1997.

Roché L, Ramaprasad R, Gerwel B, Pearson M, Valiante D, Stanbury M, O'Leary K. Evolution of a state occupational lead exposure registry, 1986-1996. J Occup Environ Health 1998; 40:1127-1133.

Jajosky RA, Harrison R, Reinisch F, Flattery J, Chan J, Tumpowski C, Davis L, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KRoché L, Ramaprasad R, Gerwel B, Pearson M, Valiante D, Stanbury M, O'Leary K.  Evolution of a state occupational lead exposure registry, 1986-1996.  J Occup Environ Health 1998; 40:1127-1133.

Jajosky RA, Harrison R, Reinisch F, Flattery J, Chan J, Tumpowski C, Davis L, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Kalinowsky D, Stanbury M, Schill D, Wood J.  Surveillance of work-related asthma in selected U.S. states using surveillance guidelines for State health departments - California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-1995.  MMWR 1999;48/No. SS-3; 1-20.

Stanbury MJ. Hospital discharge data. In: Maizlish N. Editor. Workplace health surveillance. Oxford University Press, 2000.

2001-2004

Higgins D, Casini V, Bost P, Johnson W, Rautiainen R. The Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program’s role in the prevention of occupational fatalities. Injury Prevention 2001;7 (Suppl I):i27-33.

Ortega HG, Kreiss K, Schill DP, Weissman DN. Fatal asthma from powdering shark cartilage and review of fatal asthma literature. Am J Ind Med 2002; 42(1)50-4.

Green CM, Reefhuis J, Tan C, Fiore AE, Goldstein S, Beach MJ,  Redd SC, Valiante D, Burr G, Buehler J, Pinner RW, Bresnitz E, Bell BP, the CDC New Jersey Anthrax Investigation Team.  Epidemiologic Investigations of Bioterrorism-Related Anthrax, New Jersey, 2001. Emerg Infect Dis 8(10), 2002.

Goodwin SS, Stanbury MJ, Wang ML, Silbergeld E, Parker JE.  Previously undetected pneumoconiosis in New Jersey decedents.  Am J of Indust Med  2003;44:304-311.

Henneberger PK, Derk S, Davis L, Tumpowsky C, Reilly, MJ, Rosenman KD, Schill DP, Valiante D, Flattery J, Harrison R, Reinisch F, Filios MS. Work-related reactive airways dysfunction syndrome cases from surveillance in selected US states. J Occup Environ Med 2003;45:360-368.

Rosenman KD, Reilly MJ, Schill D, Valiante D, Flattery J, Harrison R, Pecher E, Davis L, Tumpowsky L, Filios M. Cleaning agents and work-related asthma. J Occup Environ Med 2003;45:556-563.

Echt A, Sieber K, Jones E, Schill D, Lefkowitz D, Sugar J, and Hoffner K. Control of respirable dust and crystalline silica from breaking concrete with a jackhammer. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:491-495, 2003.

Valiante DJ, Schill DP, Bresnitz EA, Burr GA, and Mead KR.  Responding to a bioterrorist attack: environmental investigation of anthrax in New Jersey. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:780-785, 2003.

Rosenman KD, Petcher E, Schill DP, Valiante DJ, Bresnitz EA, Cummings KR, Socie E, Filios MS. Silicosis in dental laboratory technicians – Five States, 1994-2000. MMWR 2004;53/No-9:195-197.

Valiante DJ, Schill D, Rosenman KD, Socie E. Highway repair: A new silicosis threat. Am J Public Health 2004;94:876-880.

Goe SK, Henneberger PK, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Schill DP, Valiante D, Flattery J, Harrison R, Davis L, Tumpowsky C, Filios MS.  A descriptive study of work-aggravated asthma. Occup Env Med 2004;61:512-517.

Blando, J and Cohn P (2004) Exposure and health risk from swimming in outdoor pools contaminated by trichlorethylene.  Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 10(4):717 31.

2005-Present

Pechter E, Davis L, Tumpowsky C, Flattery J, Harrison R, Reinisch F, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Schill DP, Valiante DJ, Filios M. Work-related asthma among health care workers: Surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-1997.  Am J Ind Med 2005; 47:265-275.

Blando J, Robertson C, Pearl K, Dixon C, Valcin M, Bresnitz E. Assessment of potassium iodide (KI) distribution program among communities within the emergency planning zones (EPZ) of two nuclear power plants.  Health Physics. Operational Radiation Safety (2007). 92(2) Suppl 1:S18-S26.

Peek-Asa C, Casteel C, Allareddy V, Nocera M, Goldmacher S, O’Hagan E, Blando J, Valiante D, Gillen M, Harrison R. Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Hospital Emergency Departments. J Occup Environ Med. 2007;49:756–763.

Blando J, Lefkowitz D, Valiante D, Gerwel B, Bresnitz E. Survey of Current Lead Use, Handling, Hygiene, and Contaminant Controls Among New Jersey Industries. J Occup Environ Hyg (2007) 4:539-546.

Blando J, Robertson C, Pearl K, Dixon C, Valcin M, Bresnitz, E. Evaluation of Potassium Iodide Prophylaxis Knowledge and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness: New Jersey 2005.  Am J Public Health. 2007;97:S100–S102.

Blando J, Robertson C, Pearl K, Dixon C, Valcin M, Bresnitz, E. Assessment Of Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Program Among Communities Within The Emergency Planning Zones (EPZ) of Two Nuclear Power Plants. Health Phys. 2007 Feb;92(2 Suppl):S18-26.

Mazurek JM, Filios M, Willis R, Rosenman KD, Reilly MJ, McGreevy, K, Schill DP, Valiante D, Pechter E, Davis L, Flattery J, Harrison R. Work-Related Asthma in the Educational Services Industry: California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993–2000. Am J Ind Med 2008; 51: 47-59.

Blando JD, Robertson C, Bresnitz E. (2008). Communicating information in an emergency preparedness pill distribution campaign. Biosecur Bioterror 6(1); 57-65.

Cierpich H, Styles L, Harrison R, Davis L, Chester D, Lefkowitz D, Valiante D, Richardson S, Castillo D, Romano N, Baron S. Work-Related Injury Deaths Among Hispanics - United States, 1992–2006. MMWR (2008): Vol. 57 / No. 22. Also in JAMA. 2008;300(21):2479-2480.

Perrone J, Marcus J, Blando JD, Schill D, Trout D, Schulte P, Geraci CL, Dotson GS, Hanley K, Mead KR, Myers DVL, Curran C. Neurologic Illness Associated with Occupational Exposure to the Solvent 1-Bromopropane - New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 2007-2008. MMWR (2008): 57(48);1300-1302.

Casteel C, Peek-Asa C, Nocera M, Smith JB, Blando J, Goldmacher S, O'Hagan E, Valiante D, Harrison R. (2009). Hospital Employee Assault Rates Before and After Enactment of the California Hospital Safety and Security Act. Ann Epidemiol., 19(2); 125-133.

Meeker J, Cooper M, Lefkowitz D, Susi P. Engineering Control Technologies to Reduce Occupational Silica Exposures in Masonry Cutting and Tuckpointing. Public Health Reports, 2009 Supplement 1, v 124 (1-20).

Peek-Asa C, Casteel C, Allareddy V, Nocera M, Goldmacher S, O'Hagan E, Blando J, Valiante D, Gillen M, Harrison R. Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Psychiatric Units and Facilities. Arch Psychiat Nurs, Vol. 23, No. 2 (April), 2009: pp 166–176.

McGreevy K, Lefkowitz D, Valiante D, Lipsitz S. Utilizing hospital discharge data (HD) to compare fatal and non-fatal work-related injuries among Hispanic workers in New Jersey. Am J Ind Med 2010; 53:146-152.

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II. Reports, Educational Materials, and Newsletter Articles
1986-1990  1991-1995  1996-2000  2001-2004  2005-Present

1986-1990

Tepper A:  Surveillance of Occupational Illnesses, Injuries, and Hazards in New Jersey.  NJDOH Report, July 1988.

Chemical Control Corporation Fire April 21-22, 1989:  Response to Health Concerns.  NJDOH Report, June 1989.

Schill D. Silicosis and Your Health.  NJDOH. June 1989.

Markowitz S, Landrigan P: Occupational Diseases in New Jersey.  Report to the New Jersey Department of Health, December 1989.

1991-1995

Roché LM.  Results of Medical Screening of New Jersey State Employees Exposed to Asbestos.  NJDOH Report, June 1991.

Haltmeier P, Hall NEL, Boesch R: Potential Risk of Occupational Exposure to the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and the Hepatitis B Virus (HVB) Among Correctional Workers.  NJDOH Report, September, 1991.

Needleman C, Kauffman S:  Responses to Risk Notification Among Workers Exposed to Chromium.  Report to the New Jersey Department of Health.  December 1991.

Stanbury, MJ, Valiante D:  Surveillance for Silicosis in New Jersey: 1979-1990.  NJDOH Report, July 1992.

Gochfeld M, Szenics J, Boesch R, Fontus H.  Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Firefighters.  NJDOH Report, December 1992.

Gerwel B, et al.  Surveillance of Occupational Lead Exposure in New Jersey; 1985-1991.  NJDOH Report, January 1993.

Ramaprasad R.  Hospitalizations with occupational lung diseases rising in New Jersey.  NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, December 1993.

Roché LM, Smith EO, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1992.  NJDOH Report, February 1994.

Roché LM, Smith EO, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1993.  NJDOH Report, January 1995.

Gerwel B, Stanbury M.  Adult Blood Lead and Epidemiology Surveillance, New Jersey, 1992-1993.  NJDOH Report, June 1995.

1996-2000

Schill D, et al. Occupational asthma: Interesting case reports.  NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, January 1996.

Schill D, et al. Silicosis in a graphite milling plant.  NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, January 1996.

Roché LM, Smith E, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey -1994. NJDOH Report.  May 1996.

Schill D. Occupational Health and Funeral Homes.  NJDOH. March 1997.

Schill, D.  Glutaraldehyde: Guidelines for Safe Use and Handling in Health Care Facilities. March 1997.

Smith EO, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1995. NJDOH Report, May 1997.

Roché LM, Smith EO, Martin D, Sorock GS.  Fatal Occupational Injuries in New Jersey, 1983-1990, NJDOH Report, August 1997.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, January 1998. Contributors: Senn E, Schill D, Smith E, Valiante D.

Roché L, Ramaprasad R, Gerwel B, Pearson M, Valiante D, Stanbury M, O'Leary K.  Evolution of a state occupational lead exposure registry, 1986-1996.  J Occup Environ Health 1998; 40:1127-1133.

Smith EO, Rooks N. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1996.  NJDOH Report, July 1998.

Smith EO, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1997. NJDOH Report, December 1998.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update: Special Issue on Silicosis. December 1998.  Contributors: Schill D, Stanbury M, Valiante D, Fontus H. Senn, E.

Senn E, Stanbury M.  Occupational Cadmium Surveillance of Adults in New Jersey, January 1986- September 1997.  NJDOH Report, January 1999.

Gerwel B. Latex Allergy: A Guide to Prevention.  NJDOH.  February 1999.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, December 1999. Contributors: Bost P, Gerwel B, Senn E, and Valiante D.

Smith EO, Rooks N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 1998. NJDOH Report, January 2000.

Gerwel B, et al.  Guidelines: Management of Natural Rubber Latex Allergy; Selecting the Right Glove for the Right Task in Health Care Facilities.  NJDOH, January 2000.

Senn E, et al. What Physicians Need to Know About Occupational Silicosis and Silica Exposure Sources.  NJDOH.  June 2000.

2001-2004

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, February 2001. Contributors: Fontus H,  Schill D, Senn E, and Singh D.

Senn E.  Controlling Chemical Exposure: Industrial Hygiene Fact Sheets.  NJDOH.  2001.

Smith EO, Heverin N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 1999.  NJDOH Report, January 2001.

O’Hagan E.  Don’t Get Hurt Working Around Sanitation Trucks. (also translated into Spanish).  December 2001.

O’Hagan E, Heverin N. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2000.  NJDOH Report, March 2002.

Schill D. Stop Silicosis in Sandblasters, Use Silica Substitutes.  NJDOH.  April 2002.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, April 2002. Special Issue on Lead.  Contributors: Ramaprasad R, Gerwel B, Pearson M, Singh D, Fontus H, Valiante D.

Schill D. What Dental Technicians Need To Know About Silicosis.  NJDOH.  June 2002.

Senn E, et al. How To Make Your Job Healthier: Recognizing and Controlling Workplace Health Hazards in New Jersey. NJDOH, Revised May 2003.

Schill D. Ventilation of Funeral Home Preparation Rooms - Guidelines and Calculations.  NJDOH.  May 2003.

O’Hagan E, Heverin N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2001. NJDOH Report, June  2003.

Senn E, Schill D, Fontus H. Silicosis Resources.  NJDOH.  Revised October 2003.

Fontus H, Occupational Health and Safety Issues for the Older Worker.  December 2003.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH  Occupational Health Surveillance Update, December 2003. Contributors: Bost P, Fontus H, Heverin N, Gerwel B, O’Hagan, and Schill D.

Blando JD, Editor.  Occupational Cancer and Response to Reports of Cancers at Work – Fact Sheet.  NJDOH.  2003.

O’Hagan E, Heverin N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2002. NJDOH Report, February 2004.

Singh D. On-site Lead Educational Training and Workplace Evaluation.  NJDOH. June 2004.

Lefkowitz D, Blando J, Gerwel B, Wolf J, Valiante D, Bresnitz E.  Development and Validation of a Mailed Survey of Chemical Exposure: Report to the National Cancer Institute. NJDOH Report.  2004.

Bost P.  Warning! Danger to Teens Working at Pizza Restaurants.  August 2004.

Blando J, Singh D.  Controlling Metallic Mercury Exposure in the Workplace – A Guide for Employers.   Revised December 2004.

2005-Present

O’Hagan E, Heverin N.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2003. NJDOH Report, January 2005.

Lefkowitz, D, et al. Protéjase Usted Mismo en El Trabajo. ¡Es su Derecho! (Protect Yourself on the Job. It's Your Right!). La Guía del Inmigrante (The Immigrant's Guide newsletter), January-February 2005.

O’Hagan E, Heverin N.  Fatal Occupational Injuries in New Jersey – 1993-2002. NJDOH Report, February 2005.

Schill D. Health Alert – Important Information for Applicators of Polyurethane Spray-on Bed Liners.  March 2005.

Blando, J. Lead Bullets and Firing Ranges - Protect Yourself and Your Family. August 2005.

Blando, J. Homemade Fishing Weights Can be Hazardous to Your Health. August 2005.

O’Hagan, et al. – Warning! Tree Work Can Be Deadly.  September 2005.

Work-Related Asthma Publications:  Fontus H, Gerwel B, and Schill DP. March 2006

  • New Jersey Law Requires Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses to Report
    Individuals Diagnosed with Work-Related Asthma
  • Guidelines – Work-Related Asthma Recognition, Diagnosis, and Reporting 
  • HIPAA and the Provision of Protected Health Information to the NJDOH 
  • Reporting Work-Related Asthma – Important Information
  • Do You Have Work-Related Asthma?
  • Every Breath Counts! – Important Information for Adults with Asthma
  • Industries and Asthmagens Associated With Work-Related Asthma
  • Work-Related Asthma Resources
  • Asthma and Cleaning Products – What Workers Need to Know

Lefkowitz D, et al. Hazard Alert – Wood Chippers. May 2006.

O’Hagan E.  Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2004. NJDOH Report, May 2006.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update, May 2006.

Fontus H, Editor. NJDOH Occupational Health Surveillance Update: Special Issue on Work-Related Asthma. May 2006.  Contributors: Fontus H, Schill D, Lefkowitz D, McGreevy K, Pearson M, Ramaprasad R, Gerwel B, and Valiante D.

Lefkowitz, D. Fontus, H. Alerta: Trabajar con Trituradoras de Madera puede ser Peligroso (Alert: Working With Wood Chippers Can be Dangerous). La Guía del Inmigrante (The Immigrant's Guide newsletter), June-July 2006.

Fontus, H. Schill, D. ¿Esta su Asma Relacionada con su Profesión? (Is Your Asthma Related to Your Job?). La Guía del Inmigrante (The Immigrant's Guide newsletter). June-July 2006.

Schill D, Fontus H, Dry Cutting and Grinding is Risky Business, December 2006.

Schill D, Fontus H, Lefkowitz D, McGreevy K. Working With Tungsten Carbide – What You Need to Know, May 2007.

Fontus H, Lefkowitz D, Bost P. Crossing Guards: Be Seen, Be Safe. December 2007.

O’Hagan E. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey – 2005-2006. NJDOH Report, April 2008.

Fontus H. El Asma y los Productos de Limpieza – ¡Lo que los trabajadores necesitan saber! (Asthma and Cleaning Products – What Workers Need to Know) La Guía del Inmigrante (The Immigrant's Guide newsletter). Volume VIII, No.2, 2008.

O'Hagan E. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, New Jersey - 2005-2007. NJDOH Report, February 2009.

Fontus H, Lefkowitz D, Valiante D. Educational Outreach to New Jersey Adult School Crossing Guards, NJDOH Report, March 2009.

Fontus H, Lefkowitz D, Schill D, Blando J. Cargo Handler Killed By Airplane Tail Stand Tip-Over During Transport. NJ FACE Facts, April 2009.

Fontus H, Schill D. Asthma and Rosin-Core Solder: What You Need to Know. May 2009.

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III. Abstracts
1986-1990  1991-1995  1996-2000  2001-2004  2005-Present

1986-1990

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, September 1986:

  • Conrad F, Rosenman KD. Industrial hygiene follow-up to heavy metal laboratory reports.
  • Hall NE, Rosenman KD. Occupational characteristics of incident cancer cases in New Jersey.
  • Stanbury MJ, O'Leary K. Data sources for an occupational health surveillance system.

Goldoft M, Stanbury MJ, O'Leary K. Fatal occupational injuries in New Jersey 1983-1985. Presented at the Annual Epidemiology Intelligence Service Conference, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, April 1987.

Stanbury MJ, O'Leary K, Goldoft M. Data sources for a fatal occupational injury surveillance system.  Presented at the Annual Conference, Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, April 1987.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, October 1987:

  • Valiante DJ, O'Leary K, Gudebski R, Rosenman KD.  Silicosis-surveillance of an occupational disease. 
  • Tarlau ES, Conrad F: Occupational hazard surveillance in a State health department.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Francisco, May 1988:

  • Valiante DJ, Hartman TJ.  Industrial hygiene in a disease surveillance system
  • Wenzl TB, Conrad F, Tarlau ES, Siwinski G. Heavy metal hazard surveillance.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 1988:

  • Tepper A, Gerwel B. The role of the physician in lead-using workplaces
  • Rosenman KD, Stanbury MJ. Specifications for occupational disease surveillance activity at state health departments: a proposal
  • Tepper A, Stanbury MJ, O'Leary K. Issues in surveillance follow-up
  • Iglewicz R, O'Leary K. The development of an occupational health program in local health departments.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, October 1989:

  • Valiante D. Cases of silicosis in atypical industries and occupations
  • Rosenman KD, Stanbury MJ, Kipen H. Two states' experience with provider- based surveillance of occupational asthma.

Kipen H., Tepper A. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: Current diagnostic practice.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, May 1990.

Iglewicz R.  Chromium contamination in Hudson County.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Industrial Hygiene Association, May 1990.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, October 1990:

  • Valiante D, Bost P. The effect of a non-regulatory agency on private industry - compliance with industrial hygiene recommendations
  • Siwinski G, Gerwel B, Udasin I, Iglewicz R, Long N, Mehta M, Tepper A.  A State health department's response to acute lead exposure in bridge construction 
  • Sorock G, Smith E, Goldoft M.  Work-related deaths in construction, New Jersey, 1983-1989.

1991-1995

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, May 1991:

  • Valiante DJ, Stanbury MJ, Hartman, TJ. Silicosis in a pottery
  • Valiante DJ, Bost P, Stanbury MJ. Compliance with industrial hygiene recommendations: Experience of a State health department.

Sorock G, Smith E, Hall, N. Use of New Jersey's hospital discharge data for surveillance of non-fatal occupational injuries.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Epidemiologic Research, June 1991 and at the National Conference on State-based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September, 1991.

The following presentations were made at the National Conference on State-based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 1991:

  • O'Leary K, Fontus H, Iglewicz R. The expansion of state occupational health services through liaison with local health departments
  • O'Leary K.  A model state occupational health program - New Jersey Department of Health
  • Gerwel B, Long N, Sorock G. Workplace compliance with the OSHA lead standard: Workers' perspectives
  • Hall N, Haltmeier P, Boesch B.  Potential risk of occupational exposure to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Hepatitis B Virus among correctional workers
  • Smith EO, Bost P. Establishment of a state-based FACE project in the New Jersey Department of Health
  • Stanbury MJ, Fontus H.  Minimum specifications for occupational health surveillance: Surveillance utilizing hospital discharge records
  • Tarlau ES, Howarth M, Bullock L, Iglewicz R, Singh P, Singh NP. An approach to mercury surveillance intervention in a state health department
  • Valiante D, Bost P. Private industry compliance with New Jersey's silicosis surveillance program
  • Tepper A, Tarlau ES, Jennis T, Marcus S.  Poison control center follow-up of work-related chemical poisonings.

Hall NE.  The association of female reproductive cancers with industry. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 1991.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, June 1992:

  • Iglewicz R, Singh D, Taylor ME.  Assessment of occupational exposure due to environmental contamination
  • Valiante DJ, Bost P.  Using surveillance to target industry.  Industrial hygiene intervention at non-ferrous foundries
  • Senn EP, Howarth MV, Bullock L, Iglewicz R, Singh D, Singh NP. Surveillance and intervention at New Jersey workplaces using mercury.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 1992:

  • Roché L, Goldstein M, Brenton VM, Olszak T.  Asbestos surveillance; medical monitoring of New Jersey State employees and workplace interventions
  • Ramaprasad R.  Trends in hospitalizations for occupational diseases in New Jersey.

Gerwel B. Occupational lead surveillance in New Jersey, 1985-1991.  Presented at the Third Annual Symposium on Environmental and Occupational Health. Pultusk, Poland, 1992. 

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 1993:

  • Valiante D, Pellegrino A, Stanbury MJ, Gerwel B. A lead exposure reduction strategy for the construction industry
  • Senn EP. Cadmium surveillance in a state health department
  • Joyce P, Kipen H, Stanbury MJ. Does workers’ compensation "take care" of occupational illness:  the New Jersey silicosis register 1988-1989.

Rosenman KD, Stanbury MJ, Reilly MJ. Mortality among persons with silicosis reported to two state-based disease surveillance systems.  Presented at the Second International Symposium on Silica, Silicosis, and Cancer, San Francisco, CA, October 1993.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Anaheim, CA, May 1994:

  • Valiante DJ, Tulumalo C, Stanbury, Cooper-Smith M, Gerwel B. Supplementing laboratory-based reporting in a state occupational lead surveillance system
  • Iglewicz R, Singh D. A proactive approach to preventing occupational lead poisoning during lead abatement work.

The following presentations were made at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Washington, DC, November, 1994:

  • Valiante DJ. Worksite intervention in a lead surveillance system
  • Senn EP. Finding workplaces using specific chemicals; the case of cadmium in New Jersey.  Poster session.

Valiante D, Rab S, Stanbury M. The next step in occupational lead surveillance: Environmental reporting database. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA,  October 1995.

Maxfield R, Celan A, Reilly MJ, Rosenman K, Kalinowski D, Stanbury M, et al. State-based silicosis surveillance. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, December 1995.

1996-2000

Senn E. Cadmium surveillance in a State health department. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Washington, DC, May, 1996.

Smith E, Pratt S, Moore P, Casini V. Surveillance and investigation of workplace injuries using the NIOSH FACE model. Presented at the National Safety Council Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, October, 1996.

O’Hagan E. Fatal Occupational crushing and amputation injuries in scrap balers and compactors. Presented at the NIOSH National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, October 1997.

Mohr SN, Kipen H, Rab S, Stanbury M. Bronchial hyperactivity following acute inhalation injury. Abstract in Epidemiology 6:S139, 1995. Also in Resp. and Crit. Care Med. 155:A258.1997.

Mohr SN, Kipen HM, Stanbury M, Scardella A. The New Jersey database on acute inhalation injuries.  Presented at the American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society Conference. San Francisco, CA, May 1997. Abstract in Resp. and Crit Care Med. 155:A258.1997.

The following presentations were made at the ABLES national meeting. Pacific Grove, CA, May 1997:

  • Valiante D. Reducing risk in steel structures work summary
  • Valiante D. Collaborating with OSHA and Departments of Transportation on steel structures
  • Ramaprasad R, Stanbury M, Gerwel B. Evaluating trends in blood lead levels: are we getting fewer reports? Are we getting lower blood lead levels?
  • Valiante D, et al. Who isn’t doing blood testing? What can we do about it?

The following presentations were made at the NIOSH National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, Morgantown, WV, October 1997:

  • O’Hagan E. Baling hazards
  • O’Hagan E. Fatal occupational crushing and amputation injuries in scrap balers and compactors.

Valiante D.  Evaluation of effectiveness of OSHA referral in lead surveillance. Presented at the NIOSH SENSOR ABLES Conference, May 1998.

The following presentations were made at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Madison, WI, June 1999:

  • Valiante D. Finding resources to expand state programs: methods and results
  • Valiante D. Soluaga L. Under-reporting issues
  • Gerwel B. Medical management of lead-exposed workers: results of physician interviews in New Jersey
  • Senn E. Employers for targeted prevention activities.

Schill D. Predictors of formaldehyde exposure monitoring in New Jersey embalmers. Presented at the Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine as part of the requirements for the CDC Graduate Certificate Program in Public Health, August 1999.
 
The following presentations were made at the Public Health Care Summit I, October 1999:

  • Schill D, Valiante D. Silica exposure in New Jersey highway workers (poster presentation)
  • Bost P. New Jersey Fatal Assessment Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. (poster presentation)

Gerwel B. Natural rubber latex allergy - NJDOH preventive measures. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 1999.

Schill D.  Silicosis in New Jersey highway workers. Presented at Construction Industry Advancement Program/Oxford Environment Silicosis Symposium, December 1999.

Schill D, Valiante D.  Glutaraldehyde in New Jersey health care facilities.  Presented at OSHA national meeting, Washington, DC, January 2000.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, June 2000:

  • Schill D, Reilly, MJ, Rosenman K, Tumpowsky C, Flattery J. Work-related asthma in health care settings
  • Knudson P, Valiante D. How to put together a competitive grant application
  • Valiante D, Materna B. ABLES effort to petition OSHA to revise the lead standards
  • Valiante D. Alternative methods for data collection in occupational asthma
  • Stanbury M. Pressing needs to implement human subject protections
  • Knudson P. Interesting and unusual cases
  • Gerwel B. Follow-up of workers with long-term elevated blood lead levels              
  • Schill D. Silica exposure among highway construction workers
  • Leiker R, Whittaker S, Valiante D. Construction projects crossing state lines
  • Schill D. SENSOR work-related asthma workshop. Update of state activities.

Bost P. Death of a lifeguard leads to legislative changes in New Jersey. Presented at the NIOSH National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, October 2000.

2001-2004

O’Hagan, E.  Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation study and review of causes and contributing factors for recent New Jersey construction fatalities.  Presented at the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA)'s Annual Comprehensive Construction Safety Seminar, February 2001.

Hossain T, Schill D, Ramaprasad R. Workers’ compensation in work-related asthma in New Jersey. (poster presentation) American Occupational Health Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2001.

Knudson PK, Valiante DJ, Huguenin L, Ramaprasad R, Senn E. Chemical exposure surveillance research: Methods and Pre-Test Results. Presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2001.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Portland, OR, June 2001:

  • Valiante D, Materna B. Partnering with state departments of transportation – Strategies to prevent lead poisoning in construction workers
  • Valiante D. Linking surveillance to action with model interventions
  • Valiante D. Preparation of 2001 Position Statement
  • Schill D. Silica exposure in New Jersey highway workers.

Ramaprasad R, et al. Occupational chemical exposure surveillance: Design and validation of a survey.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2001.

Goe SK, Henneberger PK, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Schill DP, Valiante D, Flattery J, Harrison R, Davis L, Tumpowsky C, Filios MS.  A descriptive study of work-aggravated asthma. (poster presentation), American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, 2002.

Senn E, Lim K. Facilitating workplace-based surveillance.  Presented at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting.  Farmington, CT, May 2002.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Hartford, CT, June 2003:

  • Gerwel B. Summary of follow-up with employers/employees with high blood lead levels
  • Schill D. Improving the recognition, documentation, and reporting of work-related asthma (open discussion)
  • Singh D. Outcomes of New Jersey ABLES OSHA referrals
  • Ramaprasad R, Thomsen C, Bonauto D, Garman S, Morse T.  How to access and use workers’ compensation data for surveillance (panel discussion and forum)
  • Schill D, Valiante D. Characterization and remediation of Bacillus anthracis contamination in a New Jersey US Postal Service facility following a bioterrorism attack. (poster presentation)

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Boise, ID, June 2004:

  • Gerwel B. Expansion of the work-related asthma case definition: New Jersey
  • Schill D. Dental laboratory technicians and silica – a hazard surveillance project
  • Lefkowitz D. Development and validation of a mailed survey of chemical exposure
  • Wolf J. Emergency department data: a tool for occupational health surveillance
  • Valiante D. State Perspectives: linking occupational health surveillance to OSHA compliance and consultation activities.

Lefkowitz D, Blando J, Gerwel, B, Wolf J, Valiante D, Bresnitz E.  Development and validation of a mailed survey of chemical exposure.  Presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; November 10, 2004.

2005-Present

The following presentations were made at the 3rd Maine Occupational Safety & Health Research Symposium. Augusta, ME, May 2005:

  • Valiante D. Using hospital emergency department data to track occupational asthma in minority occupations
  • Lefkowitz D. Investigating work-related fatal incidents of Hispanic workers: the New Jersey Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Program
  • Schill D. Silica exposure and silicosis in dental laboratory technicians, an unregulated worker population

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM, June 2005:

  • Valiante D. Occupational health surveillance partnerships: state perspective
  • McGreevy K. Using New Jersey emergency department data for occupational health surveillance
  • Schill D. Collaborative outreach project to improve the diagnosis and reporting of work-related asthma in New Jersey

The following presentations were made at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 12, 2005.

  • Valiante D. Silicosis and highway construction workers
  • Mazurek JM, Filios MS, Willis R, Schill DP, Rosenman KD, Davis LK, Pechter E, McGreevy K, Flattery J, Reilly MJ. Work-related asthma in the educational services industry-California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2000.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, June 2006:

  • Schill D. Dental laboratory technicians and silica – a state-wide intervention project (poster presentation)
  • Blando J. Survey of current lead use, handling, hygiene, and contaminant controls among industries listed in the ABLES Registry
  • Blando J. Assessment of emergency preparedness and potassium iodide distribution among the public and emergency responders in close proximity to New Jersey’s nuclear power plants
  • Schill D. The Evolution of industrial hygiene investigation of legionnaire’s disease outbreaks in New Jersey
  • Lefkowitz D. Hazard surveillance of fatal and non-fatal injuries in public and private facilities in New Jersey involving wood chippers (poster presentation)
  • McGreevy K. Utilizing occupational health indicators to monitor trends and identity groups at risk (open discussion)
  • Valiante D. Inter-state collaborations - Coordinating funded and unfunded expanded program activities (open discussion).

The following presentation was made at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7, 2006.

  • Blando J, Robertson C, Bresnitz E. Assessment of emergency preparedness and potassium iodide distribution among the general public and emergency responders in close proximity to New Jersey's nuclear power plants.

Blando J, Lefkowitz D, McGreevy K, Valiante D. Utilization of the USEPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) to Prioritize Chemicals for Additional Public Health Follow-up. Presented at the Pollution Prevention Regional Conference, Tyngsboro, MA. June 14, 2007.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ, June 2007:

  • Lefkowitz D. Model of Educational Outreach Impact Evaluation: A Mailed Survey.
  • Schill D. Statewide Collaboration Leads to the Development of an Effective Engineering Control for Dust Generated by Jackhammers.
  • Valiante D. Evaluation of a Physician and Nurse Outreach and Education Project to Improve Reporting of Work-Related Asthma in New Jersey.
  • McGreevy K. Utilizing Hospital Discharge Data to Monitor Trends of Work-related Injuries.
  • Blando J. Evaluation of California Initiatives to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare Workers – Summary of Participating New Jersey Hospital Emergency Departments.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, June 2008:

  • Valiante D. A Multifaceted Approach to Preventing Silicosis in the Construction Industry.
  • Blando J. Collaboration between the New Jersey ABLES and Childhood Lead Poisoning Programs.
  • Lefkowitz D. Evaluation of Controls for Dry Sawing During Structural Repair of a Concrete Parking Garage.
  • Fontus H. Educational Outreach to Adult School Crossing Guards in New Jersey.
  • Schill D. Predictors of Formaldehyde Exposure Monitoring in New Jersey Embalmers.
  • Blando J. Hospital Emergency Department Security Programs, Community Crime, and Employee Assaults.

The following presentations were made at the National Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting. Buffalo, NY, June 2009:

  • Lefkowitz D. Newly Identified Potential Silica Exposure: Checking Emergency Stop Sand System Passenger Trains
  • Blando J. New Jersey ABLES Program Experience: Working with the Residential Construction and Renovation Industry

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