WAWHI Study Details


The Washington Animal Worker Health Initiative  (WAWHI) Study is a pilot research study that aims to reduce the rate of animal related and needlestick/sharps injuries among animal workers including groomers, shelter workers, and kennel staff in Washington state. Such injuries place these workers as well as their close contacts at risk of zoonotic diseases.


Interested in participating in this pilot study? To be eligible you must meet all the following criteria:


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently employed in small animal care work
  • Have worked for at least 12 months in animal care work  prior to the start of the study


Study procedures:

Once you decide to participate in the study click the “Enroll now” link at the bottom of this page to complete the screening survey (confirming your eligibility) and complete the online survey.  Please allow 25 minutes to complete this process.

Upon completion of the survey you will be given the opportunity to provide your contact information to enter you in a drawing for a $50 gift card as well as join a listserv to hear about future studies

Eligible persons selected to participate in either focus groups and/or task observations will be contacted directly by study staff to schedule the focus group session and/or task observation visit. Focus group and task observation participants will be given a $25 gift card upon completion of either part of the study. Register today!

Click here to Enroll Now!



Information for
Study Participants

Register Now