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Traumatic injuries in agriculture.

Authors
Hard-D; Myers-JR; Gerberich-SG
Source
Agricultural Safety & Health Conference. Using Past and Present to Map Future Actions, March 2-3, 2001, Baltimore, MD. Chicago, IL: Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, 2001 Mar; :1-12
NIOSHTIC No.
20026310
Abstract
Traumatic injury in agriculture has been identified as a major cause of mortality and morbidity among farm workers and others exposed in this environment. In 1988, there was consensus on the need for a national surveillance system that captured both agricultural mortality and morbidity. Additionally, surveillance systems were needed to identify exposure data and risk factors for workers in agriculture. While no single national surveillance system presently exists for the collection of data on all agricultural injuries, strides have been made in addressing specific concerns and recommendations. In 1992, BLS instituted the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and revised the Annual Survey for non-fatal injuries, resulting in a more accurate picture of the scope and magnitude of agricultural injuries on larger farms. NIOSH conducted a national survey, the Traumatic Injury Surveillance of Farmers project, between 1994 and 1996 to obtain national agricultural nonfatal injury estimates. In addition, grants have been funded to explore regional surveillance efforts, such as RRIS-II. In recent years, national and regional injury surveillance efforts, that include nonfatal events, have focused on targeted agricultural populations such as youth. These efforts serve as potential models for future efforts.
Keywords
Injuries; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-chemicals; Farmers; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Morbidity-rates; Surveillance-programs
Contact
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City , IA 52242-5000
Publication Date
20010301
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Agricultural Safety & Health Conference. Using Past and Present to Map Future Actions, March 2-3, 2001, Baltimore, MD
State
MD; MN; WV; IA
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