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An Overview of Safety and Health for Workers in the Horse Racing Industry

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An Overview of Safety and Health for Workers in the Horse Racing Industry

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Peer Reviewers’ Comments:

Reviewer 1

  • Requested additional information on the number of occupational fatalities to Hispanics.
  • Suggested adding additional information on "proof of fitness to ride."
  • Suggested adding a recommendation for industry representatives and professional associations to develop and provide appropriate education and referrals for eating disorders and weight control issues.
  • Requested information on the number of fatalities to workers less than 18 years of age.

Reviewer 2

  • Recommended that some of the older references be replaced with citations of this reviewer’s work.
Response to Peer Reviewers’ Comments:

Reviewer 1

  • The proportion of Hispanic fatalities across all industries for the same time periods was added for comparison purposes.
  • Examples of what could be required to determine fitness to ride were added.
  • (Suggested adding a recommendation for industry representatives and professional associations to develop and provide appropriate education and referrals for eating disorders and weight control issues.) This recommendation was added.
  • This information could not be provided due to CFOI confidentiality requirements.

Reviewer 2

  • This change was not made because none of the reviewer's research in this area has been published.

Required Elements for Initial Posting

Title: An Overview of Safety and Health for Workers in the Horse Racing Industry

Subject: An overview of fatal and nonfatal injury data for the horse racing industry, information on current regulations, and overview of safety and health issues, and considerations for improving safety and health.

Purpose: To respond to congressional request for NIOSH to address worker safety and health issues within the horse racing industry
Timing of Review: May 2008

Primary Disciplines or Expertise Needed for Review: Eating disorders, jockey safety and health, horse racing

Type of Review: Individual

Number of Reviewers: 2

Reviewers Selected by: NIOSH

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments Before Their Review: No

Peer Reviewers:

Dr Cynthia Bulik
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D.
Organizational Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: William and Jeanne Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Recommended by: NIOSH

Dr Carlton Hornung
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D.
Organizational Affiliation: University of Louisville
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Epidemiologist with research in the area of jockey safety and health
Recommended by: NIOSH

Charge to Peer Reviewers:

As one of the outcomes of last year’s public meeting on safety and health in the horse racing industry, NIOSH has recently completed a draft technical document entitled "An Overview of Safety and Health for Workers in the Horse Racing Industry." Because of your experience in this area, we would appreciate your review of this document.


 
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