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Overview of immigrant worker occupational health and safety for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (AgFF) Sector in the Southeastern United States.

Authors
Arcury-TA; Grzywacz-JG; Sidebottom-J; Wiggins-MF
Source
Am J Ind Med 2013 Aug; 56(8):912-924
NIOSHTIC No.
20042970
Abstract
Background: Manual labor in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (AgFF) Sector is provided primarily by immigrant workers. Limited information is available that documents the demographic characteristics of these manual workers, the occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities they experience; or the risk factors to which they are exposed. Methods: A working conference of experts on occupational health in the AgFF Sector was held to address information limitations. This paper provides an overview of the conference. Other reports address organization of work, health outcomes, healthcare access, and safety policy. Contents: This report addresses how best to define the population and the AgFF Sector, occupational exposures for the sector, data limitations, characteristics of immigrant workers, reasons for concern for immigrant workers in the AgFF Sector, regulations, a conceptual model for occupational health, and directions for research and intervention.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Fishing-industry; Forestry; Forestry-workers; Workers; Racial-factors; Occupational-health; Health-care; Work-operations; Work-organization; Safety-measures; Medical-treatment; Decision-making; Worker-health; Risk-factors; Manual-materials-handling; Author Keywords: immigrant workers; migrant workers; agriculture; forestry; fishing; health disparities; minority health
Contact
Thomas A. Arcury, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical, Center, Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20130801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tarcury@wakehealth.edu
Funding Amount
20000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R13-OH-009744; B20130805
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
NC
Performing Organization
Wake Forest University Health Sciences - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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