Journal article

A hazardous substance exposure prevention rating method for intervention needs assessment and effectiveness evaluation: the Small Business Exposure Index

Anthony D LaMontagne, Anne M Stoddard, Cora Roelofs, Grace Sembajwe, Amy L Sapp, Glorian Sorensen



Awarded by US National Cancer Institute

Awarded by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the essential roles of Richard Youngstrom and Wes Straub, the two industrial hygienists who also participated in the development of the SBEI, and collected the SBEI data. This paper is dedicated to Richard Youngstrom, who recently retired from a career devoted to the protection and promotion of worker health. The authors additionally acknowledge the important contributions of the following collaborators and intervention staff: Elizabeth Barbeau, Candy Combe, Elizabeth Harden, Sonia Hauser, Mary Kay Hunt, Brad Kaiser, Kerry Kokkinogenis, Ruth Lederman, Nancy Lightman, Mario Maeda, Deborah McLellan, Eugenie Olson, Lorraine Wallace, and Janelle Klar. This work would not have been possible without the participating 25 small businesses and their employees. This research was supported by US National Cancer Institute Grant number 5 R01 CA68087, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Grant number 5 R01 OH04012. The authors thank the workers and managers at study sites for their participation in the Healthy Directions-Small Business study.