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Causes, nature, and outcomes of work-related injuries to adolescents working at farm and non-farm jobs in rural Minnesota.

Authors
Munshi-K; Parker-DL; Bannerman-Thompson-H; Merchant-D
Source
Am J Ind Med 2002 Aug; 42(2):142-149
NIOSHTIC No.
20037638
Abstract
Background: Although there are many studies on working adolescents, information on youth who simultaneously hold jobs on both a farm and in other sectors of the economy is lacking. Methods: Six high schools in rural Minnesota were evaluated for adolescent work practices and injury incidence. A 20-page self-administered survey was administered to students. Results: A total of 2,250 students completed the survey, representing 92% of the student body. Students that simultaneously hold both farm and non-farm jobs have a significantly higher proportion of injuries. However, annual injury rates are highest for those working in non-farm only (26.7/100 full-time equivalents, FTEs) or farm only (25.9/100 FTEs) employment when compared with those working simultaneously in farm and non-farm jobs (21.9/100 FTEs). Conclusions: Many rural students employed simultaneously on farm and non-farm jobs work long hours and are at significant risk of work-related injury. The annual injury rates we estimated are higher than those reported in previous studies.
Keywords
Age-factors; Age-groups; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Biohazards; Biological-effects; Children; Demographic-characteristics; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment; Families; Farmers; Health-surveys; Injury-prevention; Medical-surveys; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-safety-programs; Quantitative-analysis; Questionnaires; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Standards; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance-programs; Work-environment; Worker-health; Work-organization; Work-practices; Author Keywords: child labor; farm youth; work hours; injury; agriculture; occupation; adolescents; youth
Contact
David L. Parker, Park Nicollet Health Services, Department of Occupational Medicine, 2001Blaisdell Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20020801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Parke065@umn.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U06-CCU-51939; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
MN
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