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Disaster preparedness, homeland security, and workplace safety: optimizing public "mindspace" and resources.

Authors
Shutske-JM
Source
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Annual Conference and Training Session, Denver, Colorado. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2003 Oct; :1-25
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20038268
Abstract
Intentional introduction of animal or plant disease agent. CA Department of Agriculture estimates the impact would be at least that great in the U.S. Use of an Ag input product or technology. Many of our technologies are used to disperse products/chemicals evenly. Intentional environmental breach from waste, chemical storage, or food processor. Threats: the "Who" - al Qaeda, local activists, others with an agenda, unhappy workers, or vandals/thieves. The food industry needs to be realistic in their assessment. Take home points to consider. We have a limited "opportunity" and access to public mindspace in the areas in which we work. Partnerships are important.. Many of the areas of concern have significant overlaps.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Injury-prevention; Risk-analysis; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-organization; Work-performance
Contact
John M. Shutske, PhD, Department of Biosystems Engineering Associate Professor and Agricultural Safety & Health Specialist, University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
Publication Date
20031001
Document Type
Formal Presentation
Email Address
shutske@umn.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Source Name
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Annual Conference and Training Session, Denver, Colorado
State
MN; IA; WI
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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