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Trauma and agricultural machines.
Occupational health and safety symposia. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-136, 1976 Feb; :107-114
According to a brief review of the literature, agricultural mechanization has revolutionized farming but presents a problem in attainment of better injury control for agricultural workers and employees. A major need in agricultural safety is high quality data to identify actual injury problems. Acute injury associated with farm machines needs the application of epidemiological techniques. In-depth investigation of farm machinery accidents by specific categories is indicated. Trained professionals, in-depth investigators, can provide the factual background for implementation of appropriate counter-measures and more effective educational programs.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0033; Agricultural-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-accidents; Accident-prevention; Agricultural-machinery; Injuries; Control-measures; Safety-measures; Accident-analysis; Safety-training
Occupational health and safety symposia
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