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Injury risk factors associated with agricultural workplace fatalities.

Authors
Pratt-SG; Hard-DL
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1998 May; 4(Special Issue 1):29-38
NIOSHTIC No.
20025122
Abstract
Agriculture has consistently ranked among the top four industries in both frequency and rate of death from workplace injuries. Analysis of a case series of 119 field investigations of occupational agricultural fatalities, conducted through the NIOSH State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, indicated the presence of multiple injury risk factors for 90% of the incidents. The most common risk factors were unrecognized or unaddressed injury hazards, safety equipment not being available at the worksite, and the use of equipment or work methods that contributed to the worker’s exposure to injury risk. The risks identified here are amenable to a variety of prevention strategies, including educational programs and engineering controls.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Safety-measures; Injury-prevention; Occupational-health; Training; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Author Keywords: Occupational fatalities; Fatality investigation; Injury risk factors
Contact
Stephanie G. Pratt, NIOSH Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Rd., MS 180-P, Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
sgp2@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
Special Iss 1
ISSN
1074-7583
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
WV
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