A Comparison of Workers Compensation Agricultural Data and the Farm Accident Survey in California February 1973 - January 1974.
NIOSH 1977 Feb:76 pages
The workers's compensation system in California as it applies to agriculture and the farm accident survey as carried out in California are described. The analysis of data attempts to ascertain strengths, weakness, and differences in the reported data so that meaningful comparisons can be made. Month of report of injury, type of farm reporting, nature and type of injury and body part involved all show significant differences in distribution between the two data sources. Worker's compensation reported higher injury and illness rates than the farm accident survey, with the illness rates substantially higher. The comparison of family workers and hired workers shows differences in accident characteristics. Family workers are older and show different natures of injury and causes of injury than the employees. (Contract No 210-76-0153)
NIOSH-Publication; Contract-210-76-0153; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Accidents; Age-factors;
Special Populations; Work Environment and Workforce;
Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, University of Utah Research Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, NIOSH Contract No. 210-76-0153, 76 pages, 11 references