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AgConnections - agricultural safety and health.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
AgConn: Agricul Saf Health 2003 Summer; 1(3):1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20024871
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to welcome you to the Spring issue of AgConnections, a newsletter dedicated to disseminating information about the NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention. This newsletter will provide an informative resource for the NIOSH Agricultural Centers' programs that began in 1990. This National Program in Agricultural Safety and Health includes research, surveillance, and intervention initiatives that "...when sustained over a period of time will have a significant and measurable impact on ...health effects among rural Americans." The Agricultural Centers pursued research, education, and outreach related to a wide variety of significant issues in agricultural safety and health, and results from their work continue to be translated into educational, intervention and prevention activities, with the ultimate goal of improving the health and well-being of all agricultural workers and their families. This newsletter includes the following articles: partner initiatives for tractor safety; farm tractor rollovers; farm tractor respresents a significant hazard for Northeastern farmers; high school social studies students as farm safety advocates; tractor safety risk rating; ROPS design for older tractors; other tractor safety projects.
Keywords
Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Educational-resource-centers; Region-10; Region-2; Region-4; Region-5; Region-6; Region-7; Region-8; Region-9; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Farmers; Tractors; Safety-equipment; Safety-education
Contact
The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3154
Publication Date
20030701
Document Type
Newsletter
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-000025170
Issue of Publication
3
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
AgConnections: Agricultural Safety and Health - NIOSH Agricultural Research Centers Update
State
CA; CO; IA; KY; NC; NY; OH; TX; WA; WV
Performing Organization
NIOSH Agricultural Centers' Program
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