Barbara A Silverstein

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Water and coffee: a systems approach to improving coffee harvesting work in Nicaragua
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 433, USA
    Hum Factors 54:925-39. 2012
  2. pmc Claims incidence of work-related disorders of the upper extremities: Washington state, 1987 through 1995
    B Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1827-33. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint The natural course of carpal tunnel syndrome in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:384-93. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk?
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:113-26. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Rotator cuff syndrome: personal, work-related psychosocial and physical load factors
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1062-76. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Natural course of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:99-108. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Where to with meta-analysis?--First, do no harm
    Barbara Silverstein
    State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:442-3. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupation and the prevalence of current depression and frequent mental distress, WA BRFSS 2006 and 2008
    Z Joyce Fan
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:893-903. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Quantitative exposure-response relations between physical workload and prevalence of lateral epicondylitis in a working population
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:479-90. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Responsiveness of the QuickDASH and SF-12 in workers with neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: one-year follow-up
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 21:234-43. 2011

Research Grants

  1. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 1999
  2. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2000
  3. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2001

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Water and coffee: a systems approach to improving coffee harvesting work in Nicaragua
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 433, USA
    Hum Factors 54:925-39. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to reduce the physical load on coffee-harvesting workers while maintaining productivity...
  2. pmc Claims incidence of work-related disorders of the upper extremities: Washington state, 1987 through 1995
    B Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1827-33. 1998
    ..This study examined the claim incidence rate, cost, and industry distribution of work-related upper extremity disorders in Washington...
  3. ncbi request reprint The natural course of carpal tunnel syndrome in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:384-93. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess prevalence, incidence, and persistence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and associated symptoms over a one-year period in a working population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk?
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:113-26. 2009
    ..The aim was to explore whether "adjustment" for gender masks important exposure differences between men and women in a study of rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and work exposures...
  5. doi request reprint Rotator cuff syndrome: personal, work-related psychosocial and physical load factors
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1062-76. 2008
    ..To identify factors associated with rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) among active workers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Natural course of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:99-108. 2006
    ..This study assessed the prevalence, incidence, and persistence of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms over a 1-year period in a working population and the predictive value of symptoms and physical findings...
  7. ncbi request reprint Where to with meta-analysis?--First, do no harm
    Barbara Silverstein
    State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:442-3. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupation and the prevalence of current depression and frequent mental distress, WA BRFSS 2006 and 2008
    Z Joyce Fan
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:893-903. 2012
    ..Workers with depression and frequent mental distress (FMD) have lost work productivity. Limited systematic comparisons exist for the prevalence of depression and FMD across occupational groups...
  9. doi request reprint Quantitative exposure-response relations between physical workload and prevalence of lateral epicondylitis in a working population
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:479-90. 2009
    ..Lateral epicondylitis is a common work-related musculoskeletal disorder. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with lateral epicondylitis among active workers...
  10. doi request reprint Responsiveness of the QuickDASH and SF-12 in workers with neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: one-year follow-up
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 21:234-43. 2011
    ..2, and 0.3/0.3, respectively. CONCLUSIONS The QuickDASH scores were responsive to changes among active workers who were neck or UEMSD symptomatic or clinical case. PCS12 scores were sufficient only for use in clinical case status change...
  11. doi request reprint Assessing validity of the QuickDASH and SF-12 as surveillance tools among workers with neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Hand Ther 21:354-65. 2008
    ..The QuickDASH disability scores were moderately correlated with the PCS-12 scores (rho=-0.40) among the clinical cases. Either QuickDASH or PCS-12 can be used as a simple surveillance tool in an active working population...
  12. doi request reprint Language preference and non-traumatic low back disorders in Washington State workers' compensation
    David K Bonauto
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:204-15. 2010
    ..Workers in the United States with limited English proficiency likely perform more hazardous work, experience higher rates of work-related injury and illness, and have worse disability outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a symptom diagram for identifying carpal tunnel syndrome
    David K Bonauto
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:561-6. 2008
    ..Hand symptom diagrams (HSDs) for rating the distribution of paraesthesias are proposed for use in epidemiological studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  14. doi request reprint Temporary workers in Washington state
    Caroline K Smith
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:135-45. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the workers' compensation experience of a large cohort of temporary agency employed workers with those in standard forms of employment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Underreporting of work-related injury or illness to workers' compensation: individual and industry factors
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:914-22. 2006
    ..We quantified the underreporting of work-related injury or illness to workers' compensation (WC)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of residential location and work-commuting on long-term work disability
    Z Joyce Fan
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA, 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 23:610-20. 2013
    ..We examined 149,110 incident claims while adjusting for multiple risk factors in a large, population-based sample of Washington State workers' compensation State Fund claims during 2002-2008...
  17. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors and shoulder symptom development among workers
    Caroline K Smith
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:57-68. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between the psychosocial concepts of the demand-control model and the incidence of shoulder symptoms in a working population...
  18. doi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of physical examinations in a prospective study of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Caroline K Smith
    Insurance Services Division, SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1014-8. 2010
    ..To test the inter-rater reliability of physical examinations for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders...
  19. doi request reprint Application of the Strain Index in multiple task jobs
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:56-68. 2009
    ..Some SI computation methods may tend to over-estimate job risk levels, while others may tend to under-estimate job risk levels, due to different ways used in obtaining the various SI parameters and computations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Estimation of hand force in ergonomic job evaluations
    Stephen Bao
    SHARP Program, Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 48:288-301. 2005
    ..Instructions to the subjects about force matching estimation were important to the accuracy and consistency of the estimated forces. Estimation in force matching might depend on perceptions of several major muscle activities...
  21. doi request reprint Prioritizing prevention opportunities in the Washington State construction industry, 2003-2007
    Todd Schoonover
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98501, USA
    J Safety Res 41:197-202. 2010
    ..This study compares construction industry groups in Washington State by injury severity and cost, and ranks industry groups according to potential for prevention...
  22. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of posture observations
    Stephen Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, SHARP Program, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Hum Factors 51:292-309. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint Injuries and illnesses from wood framing in residential construction, Washington State, 1993-1999
    Syed Mahboob Ali Shah
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1171-82. 2003
    ..The information in this report can be used to guide prevention efforts and to evaluate the effectiveness of Washington state initiatives to reduce injury and illness rates in wood frame construction...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prioritizing industries for occupational injury and illness prevention and research, Washington State Workers' compensation claims, 1999-2003
    David Bonauto
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:840-51. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to identify high-risk industry groups for effective allocation of occupational safety and health prevention and research resources...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predictors of shoulder and back injuries in nursing home workers: a prospective study
    Douglas Myers
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 41:466-76. 2002
    ..Incidence, severity, and cost of non-traumatic soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders in the nursing home industry in Washington State are quite high...
  26. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of carpal tunnel syndrome: long-term earnings of CTS claimants in Washington State
    Michael Foley
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:155-72. 2007
    ..The post-claim earnings of a cohort of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) claimants are tracked over a period of 6 years and compared to the earnings of claimants with either upper extremity fractures or dermatitis...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of implementing the Washington State ergonomics rule on employer reported risk factors and hazard reduction activity
    Michael Foley
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:1-16. 2009
    ..Evaluating the implementation of this rule offers a unique opportunity to observe the general deterrent effect of a new public health regulation and to study how employers and workers responded to new requirements...
  28. doi request reprint Reliability and validity assessment of the hand activity level threshold limit value and strain index using expert ratings of mono-task jobs
    Peregrin Spielholz
    SHARP Program, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:250-7. 2008
    ..59, CI 1.01-2.49) were associated with disorders in the nondominant hand. These findings show moderate to good inter-rater agreement and significant relationships to health outcomes for the identified measures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Use of a prevention index to identify industries at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, back, and upper extremity in Washington state, 1990-1998
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Am J Ind Med 41:149-69. 2002
    ..This study examines workers compensation claims in Washington State to provide baseline data from which to assess the need and the effects of prevention activities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Preparing employers to implement the Washington state ergonomics rule: evaluation of the training workshops
    Syed M Shah
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:448-55. 2004
    ..Those with no previous ergonomics training had a greater increase in their knowledge than those who had some ergonomics training in the past...
  31. pmc The persistent gap in health-care coverage between low- and high-income workers in Washington State: BRFSS, 2003-2007
    Z Joyce Fan
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention, Olympia, WA, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:690-9. 2011
    ..We examined the disparities in health-care coverage between low- and high-income workers in Washington State (WA) to provide support for possible policy decisions for uninsured workers...
  32. ncbi request reprint Work-related burns in Washington State, 1994 to 1998
    James Baggs
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:692-9. 2002
    ..Several industries (e.g., roofing, foundries, and aluminum smelting) were identified as priorities for prevention of burn hospitalizations, which incur the greater cost and time loss...
  33. ncbi request reprint Workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries among healthcare workers in Washington State, 1996-2000
    Syed M Shah
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:775-81. 2005
    ..To characterize accepted workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries filed by healthcare workers (HCWs) in non-hospital compared with hospital settings in Washington State...
  34. ncbi request reprint Workplace health and safety regulations: Impact of enforcement and consultation on workers' compensation claims rates in Washington State
    James Baggs
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:483-94. 2003
    ..To address this, we examined changes in lost time workers compensation claims rates for Washington State employers who had (1) no OSHA State Plan (WISHA) activity, (2) enforcement, (3) consultation, and (4) both types of visits...
  35. ncbi request reprint Interventions to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:135-52. 2004
    ..Evidence is continuing to build that demonstrates combinations of measures appear to have the greatest effect in reducing WMSDs, although individual engineering and administrative controls can also have positive effects...

Research Grants5

  1. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  2. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  3. INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES
    Barbara Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....