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National land grant research and extension agenda for agricultural safety and health.

Authors
Field-WF; Aherin-RA; Bean-TL; Murphy-DJ
Source
Ames, IA: Iowa State University, EDC 292, 2003 Apr; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
20037300
Abstract
In 2000, The North Central Regional Administrators (NCRA) approved the establishment of the NCR-197 Committee on Agricultural Safety and Health Research and Extension. The goal of the committee was to more effectively use the land grant system's research and extension capacity in cooperation with the expertise of those who live and work in agriculture to reduce work-related injuries, illness, death, and property loss. The committee's work was intended to develop a structure for gathering stakeholder input and identifying and coordinating priorities for the agricultural experiment stations and cooperative extension systems in areas such as: Improving sensors and systems for the detection of toxic atmospheres in confined spaces, human presence protection in hazardous locations, and guarding and shielding of agricultural equipment; Applying ergonomic approaches to the safe design of agricultural equipment, workplaces and hand tools to reduce cumulative trauma disorders caused by vibration, repetitive motion, and over exertion; Understanding developmental characteristics of children as applied to task selection, risk-taking, parental decision-making, and injuries; Developing appropriate large animal handling systems which minimize risk of injury to humans and animals; Reducing exposure to dusts, microtoxins, pesticides and other agricultural chemicals, noise, sun,and other environmental hazards that present an occupational health hazard in the agricultural workplace; Understanding the limiting economic and social factors that impact agricultural producer and worker risk-taking and decision-making; and Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from agricultural-related emergencies and disasters.
Keywords
Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Animals; Health-hazards; Health-protection; Health-standards; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Protective-equipment; Protective-materials; Protective-measures; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-health; Environmental-health-monitoring; Environmental-protection; Environmental-stress; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Exposure-methods; Atmosphere-analyzers; Toxic-effects; Toxic-gases; Toxic-materials; Toxic-vapors; Toxicology; Toxicopathology; Toxins; Trace-analysis; Trace-substances; Pollutants; Pollution; Ergonomics; Hand-injuries; Hand-protection; Hand-tools; Children; Dust-explosions; Dust-exposure; Dust-extraction; Dust-inhalation; Dust-masks; Dust-measurement; Dust-particles; Dust-samplers; Dust-sampling; Dust-velocity; Dusts; Microbial-test-systems; Microbiology; Microchemistry; Microorganisms; Microscopic-analysis; Microscopy; Chemical-agent-detectors; Chemical-analysis; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Chemical-indicators; Chemical-structure; Chemical-synthesis; Chemical-warfare-agents; Noise; Noise-analysis; Noise-control; Noise-exposure; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Noise-pollution; Noise-protection; Noise-sources; Noise-transmission; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Contact
WF, Field, University of Illinois, Chicago Il
Publication Date
20030401
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Agriculture; Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
National Land Grant Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Safety and Health
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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