Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Resident Projects

Over the years, the OSHA Occupational Medicine Elective residents have been involved in a variety of projects. The projects assigned to the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing frequently represent the most difficult health and safety challenges faced by OSHA. Residents will work one-on-one with the OOMN staff on emerging Occupational Medicine issues.

List of Projects
  • Acute lung injury in automotive repair worker
  • Asbestos exposures during hospital renovations
  • Automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Benzene in drinking water
  • Beryllium medical surveillance
  • Biologic agents for WMD incidents
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Cadmium medical surveillance for workers with renal disease
  • Carbon dioxide fatality investigations
  • Carbon monoxide exposures
  • Chemical agent attacks
  • Chemical plant explosion
  • Chromium neurologic and dermatologic effects
  • Coke oven emissions and urologic cancer
  • Cold exposure in migrant workers
  • Cytomegalovirus occupational risks
  • Decompression tables for hyperbaric exposure
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Elephant tuberculosis transmission to animal handlers
  • Ergonomic analysis of beverage and grocery distribution centers, and nursing homes
  • Ergonomic injury in poultry workers
  • Ethylene Glycol Toxicity
  • Green Tobacco Syndrome
  • Hair lead sampling
  • Heat stress
  • Heat injuries and fatalities
  • Histoplasmosis outbreak among construction workers
  • Hydrogen sulfide fatality investigations
  • Ionizing radiation exposure
  • Impact of upper respiratory infections in the workplace
  • Infection control in dental offices
  • Isocyanate exposure and occupational asthma
  • Laser plume and electrocautery surgery
  • Latex allergy
  • Legionella exposure
  • Lyme disease Hazard Information Bulletin
  • Nanotechnology health and safety challenges
  • Manganese, welding and pneumonia
  • Meatpacking hazards
  • Medical surveillance for WMD incident responders
  • Mercury exposure
  • Metalworking fluids-medical surveillance
  • Methylene chloride exposure amoung bathtub refinishers
  • Nickel carbonyl
  • Occupational hazards of aquaculture
  • Occupational noise exposure
  • Pandemic influenza
  • Pepper spray for training security personnel
  • Personal protective equipment for agents of terrorism
  • Phthalic anhydride exposure
  • Popcorn lung among food flavoring workers
  • Pregnancy-occupational exposure to paint chemicals
  • Respirator Medical Certification
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Silica exposure among pottery workers
  • Toluene exposure
  • Tuberculosis in nursing homes
  • Tunneling and hyperbaric operations
  • Waste anesthetic gas exposures
  • Welding hazards
  • Uranium
  • Tunneling and compressed air work
  • Vaccine recommendations for WMD incident responders
  • Workplace violence in healthcare
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