Developing a nurse-based occupational health and safety infrastructure in agricultural communities.
Freund-E; Seligman-PJ; Rubin-CH
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :11
Nurses are essential components of the public health infrastructure, particularly in rural communities. This program, entitled "Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance through Health Departments and Nurses in Agricultural Communities," is an effort to extend public health nursing into the arena of agricultural health and safety. Through ten cooperative agreements averaging $235,000, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is funding the placement of 31 nurses in agricultural communities. These nurses will conduct active surveillance for agriculture-related illness and injury in the states of California, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Ohio, performing educational and other interventions as needed. Project nurses will also provide health care providers with educational materials and referrals to consultants in universities, state and federal government and Agricultural Extension services. This program provides an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of various methods of enhancing provider-based reporting and to identify the extent to which various agriculture related illnesses are amenable to case surveillance.
Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Nurses; Health-care-personnel; Agricultural-industry; Public-health; Health-programs; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-health-programs; Agricultural-workers; Education
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio