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Safe Home Care

Research Areas

Since 2004, Safe Home Care research activities have been based on the following National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded projects on:

  1. Safe Cleaning and Disinfection - The newest research aims to develop scientific evidence to guide the home care industry on cleaning and disinfection products and practices that are effective for infection prevention and safe for the respiratory health of home care aides, nurses, and clients.
  2. Occupational Health and Good Practices - From 2010 to 2014, the Safe Home Care Team investigated a wide range of occupational safety and health conditions as well as good practices in home care.  The Team also followed up on the earlier findings related to sharps injuries and other blood exposures.
  3. Sharps Injuries and Other Blood Exposures - From 2004 to 2009, the Safe Home Care Team focused on investigating sharps injuries and other blood exposures among home health care providers in Massachusetts (Project Title Safe Homecare and Risk Reduction for Providers, i.e. “Project SHARRP”).