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September 15th - 21st, 2004
National Farm Safety & Health Week

September 15 - 21 is National Farm Safety and Health Week..."Not Just for Farmers Anymore."
Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 600 farm-related fatalities and 200,000 farm-related injuries in the United States annually.  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.
In 1997-98, 81% of all farmworkers were foreign born.  The vast majority of the foreign-born (95%) were from Mexico, comprising three-quarters of the farm workforce.  U.S.-born whites accounted for seven percent of all farmworkers, while U.S.-born Hispanics, African Americans, and others made up the remaining 12%. Approximately one million children and adolescents under 15 years of age reside in farm operator households, while another 800,000 children and adolescents live in households headed by hired farm workers.
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In 2000, there were approximately 47,700 farms operated by minorities in the United States, with an estimated 28,600 youth living in these farm households
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Between 1995 and 2000, the injury fatality rate for youth on minority farm operations was 34 fatalities per 100,000 youth
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In 2000, the non-fatal injury rate for all youth who reside on, work on, or visit minority farm operations was 130 injuries per 100,000 youth on the farm

Upcoming Migrant Farmworker Stream Forums

North Carolina Primary Health Care Association East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
October 21-23, 2004

St. Petersburg, Florida
Registration Form
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. Midwest Farmworker Stream Forum
November 18-20, 2004

Denver, Colorado
Registration Form
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Western Stream Forum
January 28-30, 2005

San Diego, California

For More Information


OMH Farmworker Health


National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD)


Farm Safety & Health Week... Not Just for Farmers Anymore: Rural Residents


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


Agricultural Safety


Injuries to Youth on Minority Farm Operations
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-117


Asthma Among Household Youth on Minority Farm Operations
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-118

    Injuries to Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-157
en Español

Asthma Among Household Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-158
en Español


Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance


NIOSH Facts Agriculture Safety & Health


U.S. Department of Labor


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)


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OSHA Fact Sheet: Farm Safety


Safety & Health Topics: Agricultural Operations


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Injuries and Fatalities on US Farms


National Safety Council (NSC)


National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
National Farm Safety and Health Week


Agricultural Safety

  Migrant and Seasonal Hired Adolescent Farmworkers: A Plan to Improve Working Conditions Recommendations from the National Adolescent Farmworker Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee, November, 2001

Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service(CSREES)


Workforce Development & Safety


National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)


Migrant Health Monograph Series


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Migrant Health Newsline


Medline Plus: Farm Safety



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