H J Lipscomb

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Race, wealth, and solid waste facilities in North Carolina
    Jennifer M Norton
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1344-50. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Work-related injuries involving a hand or fingers among union carpenters in Washington State, 1989 to 2008
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:832-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Safety, incentives, and the reporting of work-related injuries among union carpenters: "you're pretty much screwed if you get hurt at work"
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:389-99. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of direct workers' compensation costs for musculoskeletal injuries surrounding interventions to reduce patient lifting
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:367-72. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Who is paying the bills? Health care costs for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State Union Carpenters, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1185-92. 2009
  6. pmc Prevention of traumatic nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: use of population-based measures to monitor intervention effectiveness
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:719-27. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Incident and recurrent back injuries among union carpenters
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Occup Environ Med 65:827-34. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Back injuries among union carpenters in Washington State, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:463-74. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Challenges in residential fall prevention: insight from apprentice carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:60-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among a cohort of women employed in poultry processing
    Hester Lipscomb
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:24-36. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc Race, wealth, and solid waste facilities in North Carolina
    Jennifer M Norton
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1344-50. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Work-related injuries involving a hand or fingers among union carpenters in Washington State, 1989 to 2008
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:832-8. 2013
    ..We evaluated work-related injuries involving a hand or fingers and associated costs among a cohort of 24,830 carpenters between 1989 and 2008...
  3. doi request reprint Safety, incentives, and the reporting of work-related injuries among union carpenters: "you're pretty much screwed if you get hurt at work"
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:389-99. 2013
    ..In the high-risk construction industry little is known about the prevalence or effects of programs offering rewards for workers and/or their supervisors for improved safety records or those that punish workers in some way for injury...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of direct workers' compensation costs for musculoskeletal injuries surrounding interventions to reduce patient lifting
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:367-72. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Who is paying the bills? Health care costs for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State Union Carpenters, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1185-92. 2009
    ..Factors associated with private health insurance payment rates for musculoskeletal back disorders were examined among a 15-year cohort of union carpenters. Payment patterns were contrasted with work-related back injury rates over time...
  6. pmc Prevention of traumatic nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: use of population-based measures to monitor intervention effectiveness
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:719-27. 2008
    ..Nail guns are responsible for a significant injury burden in residential construction. Risk, based on hours of work, is particularly high among apprentice carpenters due in part to more frequent exposure to tool use...
  7. doi request reprint Incident and recurrent back injuries among union carpenters
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Occup Environ Med 65:827-34. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Back injuries among union carpenters in Washington State, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:463-74. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Challenges in residential fall prevention: insight from apprentice carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:60-8. 2008
    ..While training is universally viewed as positive, we know little about its effectiveness in preventing residential falls...
  10. ncbi request reprint Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among a cohort of women employed in poultry processing
    Hester Lipscomb
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:24-36. 2008
    ..Poultry processing is the largest single employer of women in this economically depressed region with a black majority population...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms among working women in rural North Carolina: a comparison of women in poultry processing and other low-wage jobs
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 30:284-98. 2007
    ..The concentration of this low-wage industry in economically depressed rural areas illuminates how class exploitation and racial discrimination may influence disparities in health among working women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Are we failing vulnerable workers? The case of black women in poultry processing in rural North Carolina
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department of Community and Family Medicine Box 3834, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    New Solut 17:17-40. 2007
    ....
  13. pmc How much time is safety worth? A comparison of trigger configurations on pneumatic nail guns in residential framing
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:481-6. 2008
    ..An experiment was conducted in an attempt to realistically evaluate the magnitude of productivity concerns...
  14. doi request reprint Health care utilization for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State union carpenters, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:604-11. 2009
    ..Private health care utilization rates for musculoskeletal back disorders were contrasted to rates of work-related injuries or disorders for a large cohort of union carpenters over a 15-year period...
  15. doi request reprint Compensation costs of work-related back disorders among union carpenters, Washington State 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:587-95. 2009
    ..We measured resources used to provide medical care and to estimate lost productivity represented by payments for lost work time or impairment for work-related back injuries among a large cohort of union carpenters over 15 years...
  16. ncbi request reprint Systematic reviews of workplace injury interventions: what are we missing?
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Lav 100:247-57. 2009
    ..There are pitfalls associated with applying a biomedical model with its emphasis on experimental designs to the evaluation of workplace injury interventions...
  17. doi request reprint Surveillance of nail gun injuries by journeymen carpenters provides important insight into experiences of apprentices
    Hester Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    New Solut 20:95-114. 2010
    ..These case-based analyses are consistent with reports that many injuries from nail guns could be prevented with existing safer trigger mechanisms and training. Efforts should also focus on improved injury reporting...
  18. doi request reprint Nonfatal tool- or equipment-related injuries treated in US emergency departments among workers in the construction industry, 1998-2005
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:581-7. 2010
    ..Individuals in the construction industry are exposed to a variety of tools and pieces of equipment as they work...
  19. doi request reprint Non-fatal contact injuries among workers in the construction industry treated in U.S. emergency departments, 1998-2005
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Safety Res 41:191-5. 2010
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Continued progress in the prevention of nail gun injuries among apprentice carpenters: what will it take to see wider spread injury reductions?
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3834, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Safety Res 41:241-5. 2010
    ..Nail guns are a common source of acute, and potentially serious, injury in residential construction...
  21. doi request reprint Perspectives of residential contractors on nail gun safety
    H J Lipscomb
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    New Solut 20:337-48. 2010
    ..Given that the epidemiology of acute injuries from pneumatic nail guns is now well-described, the safer sequential trigger should be required to protect workers...
  22. doi request reprint Buyer beware: personnel selling nail guns know little about dangerous tools
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:571-8. 2011
    ..The sequential trigger is not required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) nor are there any guidelines for training...
  23. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal symptoms among poultry processing workers and a community comparison group: Black women in low-wage jobs in the rural South
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:327-38. 2007
    ..Poultry processing is characterized by rapid line speed and extreme division of labor. Morbidity associated with this work has been reported by scientists, journalists and workers in this fast growing industry...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: risk factors and control measures
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:505-13. 2006
    ..Nail guns increase residential construction productivity but their use is associated with risk of injury...
  25. pmc Injuries among teens employed in the homebuilding industry in North Carolina
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Inj Prev 7:205-9. 2001
    ..To describe injuries of teens employed in the residential construction industry and to assess whether their injury experiences are significantly different from those of adults in this high risk industry...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the North Country on the Job Network: a model of facilitated care for injured workers in rural upstate New York
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3834, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:246-57. 2002
    ..The success of this initiative provides an excellent background for continued improvement in delivery of care to injured workers and proactive efforts at improving workplace safety and health in a rural area...
  27. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization of carpenters with substance abuse-related diagnoses
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:120-31. 2003
    ..We had the unique opportunity to evaluate health care utilization through private insurance and workers' compensation for a group of carpenters at high risk of injury and substance abuse...
  28. pmc Nail gun injuries in residential carpentry: lessons from active injury surveillance
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 277710, USA
    Inj Prev 9:20-4. 2003
    ..To describe circumstances surrounding injuries involving nail guns among carpenters, calculate injury rates, identify high risk groups and preventive measures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:881-90. 2003
    ..Recognized fall protection strategies, such as guardrails, toe boards, tying off to appropriate anchors, and guarding openings, would have prevented many of these falls; these practices were not the norm on many sites...
  30. ncbi request reprint Falls among union carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 44:148-56. 2003
    ..Falls are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the construction trades...
  31. ncbi request reprint Work-related falls among union carpenters in Washington State before and after the Vertical Fall Arrest Standard
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center 3834, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 44:157-65. 2003
    ..Washington State enacted a change in their fall standard for the construction industry in 1991, preceding the Safety Standard for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry promulgated by Federal OSHA in 1994...
  32. ncbi request reprint Direct costs and patterns of injuries among residential carpenters, 1995-2000
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:875-80. 2003
    ..Cost data provide an important measure that is useful in focusing prevention; combined with even limited descriptions of injuries target areas for intervention can be identified based on frequency or severity...
  33. ncbi request reprint A conceptual model of work and health disparities in the United States
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Int J Health Serv 36:25-50. 2006
    ....
  34. pmc Exploration of work and health disparities among black women employed in poultry processing in the rural south
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1833-40. 2005
    ..This community-based project includes a number of elements associated with community-based participatory research...
  35. pmc The importance of observational methods for evaluation of interventions to prevent occupational injuries
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Box 3834 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:819-20. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Injuries from slips and trips in construction
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Box 3834, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Appl Ergon 37:267-74. 2006
    ..Due to the very dynamic nature of construction work, reducing slips and trips will require a focus on environmental and organizational solutions that evolve as the site changes and the construction project evolves...
  37. ncbi request reprint Analysis of text from injury reports improves understanding of construction falls
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1166-73. 2004
    ..Slips/trips preceded one third of FFH, often involving motor vehicles or heavy equipment. Another third involved movement or collapse of work surfaces, usually ladders or scaffolds...
  38. doi request reprint Occupational injuries among aides and nurses in acute care
    R L Rodríguez-Acosta
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:953-64. 2009
    ..Our objective was to assess risk of work-related injuries in an acute care setting while contrasting injuries of aides and nurses...
  39. pmc Work related injuries in small scale commercial fishing
    S W Marshall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, and the Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Inj Prev 10:217-21. 2004
    ..To describe the epidemiology of work related injury in a group of small scale, independent commercial fishers...
  40. doi request reprint Prospective study of incident injuries among southeastern United States commercial fishermen
    Kristen L Kucera
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main St, Suite 700, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 67:829-36. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe occupational exposures and the incidence of non-fatal injuries among a group of southeastern US small-scale fishermen...
  41. ncbi request reprint Nail gun injuries among construction workers
    John M Dement
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:374-83. 2003
    ..Worker training and education also are important components of nail gun injury prevention...
  42. ncbi request reprint Clinical findings for residents near a polyurethane foam manufacturing plant
    Dennis Darcey
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 22710, USA
    Arch Environ Health 57:239-46. 2002
    ..The findings raised concern that some residents may have become sensitized to toluene diisocyanate...
  43. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization of families of carpenters with alcohol or substance abuse-related diagnoses
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:361-8. 2003
    ..Patterns of health care utilization of families of carpenters with and without alcohol and/or substance abuse related diagnoses (ASRD) were compared...
  44. doi request reprint Surveillance of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders in a diverse cohort of workers at a tertiary care medical center
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:344-56. 2008
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The North Country on the Job Network: a unique role for occupational health nurses in a community coalition
    Margaret Q Kennedy
    Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center, Plattsburgh, NY, USA
    AAOHN J 51:204-9. 2003
    ..4. The simple administrative model has resulted in increased numbers of workers returning to work with decreasing numbers of transitional or modified duty days...
  46. doi request reprint Evaluating ergonomic stresses in North Carolina commercial crab pot and gill net fishermen
    Kristen L Kucera
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University, 2200 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:182-96. 2008
    ..Understanding this variability may help researchers target ergonomic interventions for this work population...
  47. ncbi request reprint Work-related injuries in residential and drywall carpentry
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:479-88. 2003
    ..Poor housekeeping was involved in the majority of same level falls, as well as some manual materials handling injuries...
  48. ncbi request reprint An integrated comprehensive occupational surveillance system for health care workers
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:528-38. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Use of qualitative methods to map job tasks and exposures to occupational hazards for commercial fishermen
    Mary Anne McDonald
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:23-31. 2004
    ..Understanding job tasks and estimating occupational exposures is difficult for self-employed or autonomous workers, who tend to be dispersed, with no fixed workplace, employment records, or historical exposure measurements...
  50. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal symptoms among commercial fishers in North Carolina
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, Box 3834, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Appl Ergon 35:417-26. 2004
    ..Reducing ergonomic exposures associated with work among these traditional workers is important, regardless of whether they directly cause or contribute to their musculoskeletal symptoms, or aggravate existing pathology...
  51. ncbi request reprint Work hazards and workplace safety violations experienced by adolescent construction workers
    Carol W Runyan
    University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7505, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:721-7. 2006
    ..To describe the working conditions of adolescents employed in construction in North Carolina, documenting hazards, safety practices, and prohibited activities...

Research Grants15

  1. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
  2. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The project addresses a number of areas of expressed interest to NIOSH including construction workers, back disorders, surveillance methods and health services research. ..
  3. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Education will also be targeted to medical providers in this geographic area on work exposures and conditions, exposure response, prevention, basic epidemiology, and ergonomics. ..
  4. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..