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The Agricultural Health Promotion System: its use in building state-based agricultural safety and health infrastructures for developing a national model.

Authors
Hard-DL; Myers-JR; Fosbroke-DE; Jenkins-EL; Bender-TR
Source
Agricultural health and safety: workplace, environment, sustainability, supplement. McDuffie HH, Dosman JA, Semchuk KM, Olenchock SA, Senthilselvan A, eds. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: University of Saskatchewan, 1994 Oct; :243-247
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00238804
Abstract
The Agricultural Health Promotion System (AHPS) was discussed. The AHPS was a cooperative agreement program administered by NIOSH through land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) that was intended to identify and disseminate appropriate information to agricultural workers to prevent injuries and illnesses, promote incorporation of safety and health issues into the management of agricultural operations, and to introduce into and improve hazard control topics into continuing education and agricultural college curricula. The number of awards made for each Census Bureau Region (CBR) was based on the population of workers in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. Eighteen states conducted AHPS programs during fiscal year (FY) 1992. After the first year (FY 1990), the program resulted in agricultural and injury surveillance activities being increased at the state level, educational programming efforts in agricultural safety and health being increased by traditional and nontraditional means, and greater collaboration within states between various state level departments and organizations, colleges, and the CES being achieved. All 18 states developed plans or were actively training CES agents on the AHPS program objectives or specific safety and health activities. Two states, Iowa and Oklahoma, collaborated to compile a national information database of agricultural safety and health resources. Five states, Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin, conducted training sessions focusing on farm victim rescue for health service personnel.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Safety-education; Occupational-health-programs; Agricultural-workers; Surveillance-programs; Health-protection; Worker-health
Publication Date
19941001
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
McDuffie-HH; Dosman-JA; Semchuk-KM; Olenchock-SA; Senthilselvan-A
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Agricultural health and safety: workplace, environment, sustainability, supplement
State
WV; AZ; IA; NC; OH; OK
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