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Eye injury in migrant farm workers and suggested hazard controls.

Authors
Lacey-SE; Forst-LS; Petrea-RE; Conroy-LM
Source
J Agric Saf Health 2007 Aug; 13(3):259-274
NIOSHTIC No.
20037492
Abstract
The eyes are a common site of injury in agricultural operations. Identification of the cause of injury is important to inform preventive interventions. The objective of this study was to describe the hazards and mechanisms of acute traumatic injury to the eyes of agricultural workers who are hired in farming operations on a seasonal basis. A review of the literature was performed to summarize the mechanisms of eye injuries in agriculture. Field observations and informal interviews were performed to verify the literature and to determine whether there are eye hazards for farm workers that have not been reported in the literature. Additional mechanisms of injury were elicited, and suggested methods of injury prevention are presented here.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Eye-damage; Eye-diseases; Eye-disorders; Eye-examinations; Eye-function-tests; Eye-glasses; Eye-injuries; Eye-irritants; Eye-movement; Eye-protection; Eye-protective-equipment; Eye-shields; Eye-strain; Eyes; Eyesight; Hazardous-materials; Hazards; Hazards-Confirmed; Head-injuries; Health-hazards; Health-programs; Health-protection; Health-services; Health-standards; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-glass; Safety-glasses; Safety-helmets; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-capability; Work-capacity; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-practices; Worker-health; Workers; Workplace-monitoring; Workplace-studies; Workshops; Education; Educational-resource-centers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Author Keywords: Eye injury; Migrant farm workers
Contact
S. Lacey, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
20070801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
slacey@uic.edu
Funding Type
Agriculture; Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1074-7583
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois - Chicago
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