Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Caring for farm families: workplace safety & health.

Authors
Shutske-J
Source
Health Farm Families Workshop, November 2003, Moorhead, Minnesota. 2003 Nov; :1-43
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20038319
Abstract
Principles are not unique. Any labor intensive industry, industries which include frequent contact with biologically active inputs and outputs, heavy equipment, etc. and Industries with diverse worker population. Nature of biological materials - by their very nature, products like grain, feed, animal waste, and chemicals are: unstable, perishable, and require high degree of skill and management. Contamination distances and accessibility issues intervention research clearly indicates that: One shot programs have minimal effect, there is rarely a "magic bullet," successful programs use multiple delivery channels and target multiple audiences, the community infrastructure -- anyone who delivers goods, services, and information must be part of the target. Some areas for future learning - diagnosing and treating agricultural respiratory disease (asthma, bronchitis, farmer's lung, organic dust toxic syndrome), farm family stress and mental health, and proper treatment of pesticide poisoning.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Biological-distribution; Biological-monitoring; Biological-transport; Education; Exposure-assessment; Farmers; Injury-prevention; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Risk-analysis; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
Contact
John M. Shutske, Workplace Safety & Health Specialist and AgrAbility Project Director, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
Publication Date
20031101
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
Health Farm Families Workshop, November 2003, Moorhead, Minnesota
State
MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
TOP