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1992 project facts: The National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1993 Jan; :1-133
NIOSHTIC No.
00233667
Abstract
This report provides information about the National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture. The program is dedicated to preventing work related diseases and injuries affecting workers in the agricultural industry, rural or urban. Prevention related activities for the timbering and commercial fish harvesting industries are also included. Information is presented on 25 projects within NIOSH and 42 cooperative agreements between NIOSH and institutions within 25 different states. These initiatives include surveys as well as research, intervention, surveillance and demonstration programs. Diseases and injuries addressed by the program include: occupational lung disease (including pneumonitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, organic dust toxic syndrome, and mucous membrane irritation), musculoskeletal injuries (including carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, peritendinitis, and tendinitis, milkers' knee, and tractor drivers' syndrome), various aspects of cancer prevention, serious occupational traumatic injuries (including machine related fatalities, electrocutions, suffocation, suicides, amputations, and eye injuries), cardiovascular disease (including heat stroke), neurologic disorders (including dementia and neurologic dysfunction), reproductive disorders (including miscarriage and infertility), noise induced hearing loss, dermatological conditions (including burns and lacerations), psychological disorders (including dementia, depression, stress and suicide), and infectious diseases (such as zoonoses, tuberculosis, and rabies).
Keywords
Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Reproductive-hazards; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Agricultural-industry; Lumber-industry; Forestry; Fishing-industry; Agricultural-workers
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-128599
NTIS Price
A08
NIOSH Division
OD
SIC Code
NAICS-1141
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC
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