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AgConnections - agricultural safety and health.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
AgConn: Agricul Saf Health 2003 Autumn; 1(4):1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20024872
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: ASAE expands focus on ergonomics; understanding and addressing agricultural work-related musculoskeletal disorders; health tracking of musculoskeletal disorders among Iowa farmers; the orchard ergonomics pilot study; the virtual corset - a new logger for the ambulatory assessment of physical exposures; arthritis study; and other center updates.
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; Safety-education; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Contact
The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3154
Publication Date
20031001
Document Type
Newsletter
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-000025170
Issue of Publication
4
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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