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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

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 Home Care Intervention - The newest research, starting in 2019, aims to develop guidance for safer home care by working together with the home care industry, home care workers, and their clients to evaluate practices, tools and training.
  2. Safe Cleaning and Disinfection - Since 2014, the Safe Home Care Team has been developing 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.
  3. Occupational Health and Good Practices - Since 2010, the Safe Home Care Team has been investigating 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.
  4. 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”).