Publications (since 2003 – click link)

2020

  • Grimmond T. Sharps Injuries – why aren’t we at zero? Webber Teleclass June 17, 2020. https://webbertraining.com/schedulep1.php?command=viewClass&ID=1485. Author copy (non-audio)Available.

2019

  • McPherson B, Sharip M, Grimmond T. 2019. The impact on life cycle carbon footprint of converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers in a large US hospital geographically distant from manufacturing and processing facilities. PeerJ 2019;7:e6204. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6204
  • Grimmond T, Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P. 2016 and 2017 blood exposure surveys: An alarming rise. Am J Infect Control 2019 Dec;47(12):1465-1470. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.07.004.  Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. UK safety-engineered device use: changes since the 2013 sharps regulations. Occupational Medicine 2019;69:352–358. doi:10.1093/OCCMED/kqz087. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T, Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P. 2016-17 Report. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof, Winter 2019;39(1):9-11. Author copy available.

2018

  • Grimmond T, Neelakanta A, Miller M, Saiyed A, Gill P, Jennifer Cadnum J, Olmsted R, Donskey C, Pate K, Miller K. A microbiological study to investigate the carriage and transmission potential of Clostridium difficile spores on single-use and reusable sharps containers. Am J Infect Control. 2018;46:1154-9. doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.206. Author copy available.
  • Good L, Grimmond T. Burnson J, et al. Exposure Injury Reduction Strategies: Results that Protect Lives. J Assoc Occ Hlth Prof. Fall,2018;38(4):10-13. (Copy courtesy AOHP).
  • Grimmond T. Safety Engineered Device Usage and Activation in Six Western U.S. Hospitals. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof 2018;38(4):14-8. Author copy available.

2017

  • Grimmond T, Good L. Exposure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.) 2015: A national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among health care workers in US hospitals.  Am J Infect Control 2017;45(11):1218–1223. doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.023. Author copy available.
  • Good L, Grimmond T. Proven Strategies to Prevent Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure in EXPO-S.T.O.P. Hospitals. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof 2017:36(1);1-5. (Copy courtesy AOHP).

2016

  • Brown C, Dally M, Grimmond T, Good L. Exposure Study of Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.): An update of a national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among HCW in US hospitals. J Assoc Occup Hlth 2016;36(1):37-42. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. Sharps Injury Prevention: Challenges and Effective Strategies. Webber Teleclass June 29, 2016. Mp3 avail https://webbertraining.com/recordingslibraryc4.php.  Author copy (non-audio) available.

2015

  • Grimmond T, Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P. 2012: Year two of a national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among healthcare workers in USA hospitals. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof 2015;35(2):52-57. Author copy available.

2014

  • Grimmond T, Naisoro W. Sharps injury reduction: A 6-year, 3-phase study comparing use of a small patient-room sharps disposal container with a larger engineered container. J Infect Prev 2014;15 (5):170-174. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177414543088. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. Frequency of use and activation of safety-engineered sharps devices: a sharps container audit in five Australian capital cities. Healthcare infection 2014;19(3):95-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI14009. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. The Effect of Temperature, Needle Gauge and Wall Thickness on the Force Required for Needles to Puncture Sharps Containers. J Clin Engin 2014;39(2):71-5. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. Use and activation of safety engineered sharps devices in a sample of 5 Florida healthcare facilities. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof 2014;34(1):13-15. Author copy available.
  • De Sousa F, Martin D, Grimmond T. The impact of a liner-less reusable clinical waste bin system on costs, waste volumes and infection risk in an Australian acute-care hospital. Healthcare Infection, 2014, 19, 76–80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI13048. Author copy available.

2013

  • Grimmond T, Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P.: A national survey and estimate of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among healthcare workers in USA. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof 2013;33(4):31-36. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. Using reusable containers for hospital waste – is there an infection risk? South Afr J Epidemiol Infect 2013;28(4):197-201.

2012

  • Grimmond T, Reiner S. Impact on Carbon Footprint: An LCA of Disposable vs Reusable Sharps Containers in a Large US Hospital. Waste Management & Research 2012;30:639-642. Author copy available.

2010

  • Grimmond T. Conducting Research – It’s Your Everyday Work. J Assoc Occup Hlth Prof Spring 2010;30(2):12-14. Author copy available.
  • Grimmond T. Trends in Sharps Injury Prevention. Webber Teleclass, Feb 2010. MP3 avail https://webbertraining.com/recordingslibraryc4.php.  Author copy (n0n-audio) available.
  • Grimmond T, Bylund S, Anglea C, at al. Sharps injury reduction using a sharps container with enhanced engineering: A 28 hospital non-randomized intervention and cohort study. Am J Infect Control 2010;38:799-805. Author copy available.

2013

  • Grimmond T, Rings T, Taylor C, Creech R, R. Kampen R, W. Kable W, et al. Sharps Injury Reduction Using Sharpsmart – A Reusable Sharps Management System. J Hosp Infect 2003;54(3):232-238. Author copy available.