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Health and safety risks in production agriculture.

Authors
Von Essen-SG; McCurdy-SA
Source
West J Med 1998 Oct; 169(4):214-220
NIOSHTIC No.
20030591
Abstract
Production agriculture is associated with a variety of occupational illnesses and injuries. Agricultural workers are at higher risk of death or disabling injury than most other workers. Traumatic injury commonly occurs from working with machinery or animals. Respiratory illness and health problems from exposures to farm chemicals are major concerns, and dermatoses, hearing loss, certain cancers, and zoonotic infections are important problems. Innovative means of encouraging safe work practices are being developed. Efforts are being made to reach all groups of farmworkers, including migrant and seasonal workers, farm youth, and older farmers.
Keywords
Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Agriculture; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-industry; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Workers; Worker-health; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Occupational-exposure; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-chemicals; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Farmers
CODEN
WJMDA2
Publication Date
19981001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
svonesse@unmc.edu
Funding Amount
675296
Funding Type
Grant; Agriculture
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003444
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0093-0415
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
Source Name
Western Journal of Medicine
State
NE; CA
Performing Organization
University of California, Davis, California
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