Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. Farming is one of the few industries in which the families (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for injuries, illness, and death.
The Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals on a farm, ranch, or from their natural habitats.
For more information on the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program including strategic goals, funded projects, and publications please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/agff/
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NIOSH Agricultural Centers
The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems. Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions.
Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. Staff members have advanced training in injury prevention, health promotion, agricultural safety, and related topics. The Center is located in central Wisconsin and is based at Marshfield Clinic, one of the largest rural healthcare facilities in the United States with more than 650 physicians.
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