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The Future is Farm Safety. A Safe Workplace Makes a Strong Workforce.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
California NURSE Program, California Public Health Foundation 1995:189 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00237099
Abstract
The NURSE program (Nurses Using Rural Sentinel Events) was intended to prevent work related injuries to agricultural workers and others exposed to hazards associated with the agricultural industry. A link was formed between the reporting of fatal and severe injuries in the agricultural work place to investigations identifying potential risk factors, making recommendations for injury prevention, and facilitating onsite prevention programs. Injuries were reported to the program by a surveillance system which included hospitals, emergency medical services, clinics, and medical examiners. Interviews were conducted with workers, coworkers and employers, and on site visits were made. Altogether, 35 different case reports were included. For each case, background information was provided, along with a description of the incident and preventive strategies, with summaries in Spanish. Cases included electrocutions, limb amputations, workers run over by tractors and farm equipment, tractor and farm equipment crush injuries, heavy equipment roll over, all terrain vehicle crash, lightning strikes, heat stroke, an exploding brake, spider bite, flying metal objects, explosion related burns, scalding, scalping, and falls.
Keywords
NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Agricultural-workers; Workplace-studies; Farmers; Accident-analysis; Risk-factors; Occupational-hazards;
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Final Cooperative Agreement Report;
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement;
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-187447
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U06-CCU-906031
Source Name
California NURSE Program, California Public Health Foundation
State
CA;
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