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FarmSafe 2000.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1992 Spring; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00237097
Abstract
In this issue (Spring), an editorial discussed hazards faced by farmers and their families today. Agricultural workers and their families experience a disproportionate share of injuries and diseases associated with numerous chemical, biological, and physical hazards, as well as excess mortality. For migrant and seasonal workers there are additional hazards. The editorial stressed the need for change and for increasing the safety steps taken for the American farmer. NIOSH has expanded its efforts to develop a comprehensive research based intervention program to reduce injury and disease among agricultural workers and their families. The system included national surveillance, regional centers for agricultural safety and health research, and a national network of land grant university programs to deliver prevention programs. The Centers of Agricultural Research, Education and Disease and Injury prevention were designed to address the unique safety and health problems posed by agricultural workplaces. Also briefly reviewed were activities of the Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities Program, the Agricultural Lung Disease Program, the Agricultural Health Promotion Systems, and the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Program.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Mortality-surveys; Risk-factors; Occupational-medicine; Safety-education; Education; Occupational-hazards
Publication Date
19920301
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Agriculture
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-187553
NTIS Price
A03
NIOSH Division
DSDTT; OD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; GA
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