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On-farm falls among youth less than 20 years old in the U.S.

Authors
Hendricks-KJ; Goldcamp-EM; Myers-JR
Source
J Agric Saf Health 2004 Feb; 10(1):27-38
NIOSHTIC No.
20024906
Abstract
This article examines the magnitude and characteristics of fall-related injuries on U.S. farms for youth less than 20 years old for work and non-work exposures at a national level. To examine the problem, data from the Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) were used. Findings indicate that falls are an important contributor to on-farm injuries, with youth appearing to be at considerable risk. Thus, a reduction of the exposure of youth to fall-related hazards on farms is needed. Strategies such as providing safe play areas for young children and continuing efforts to prevent extra riders on farm equipment will help in reducing these hazardous fall exposures.
Keywords
Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Children; Injuries; Occupational-accidents; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Accident-analysis; Tractors; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Occupational-hazards; Surveillance; Author Keywords: Agricultural falls; Fatal work-related falls; Youth
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, M-S 1808, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
20040201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
khendricks@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1074-7583
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
WV
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