NIOSH's Expanding Role in Agricultural Safety and Health.
Proceedings of Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa (Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety), September 4-5, 1974, Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences Laboratory, New York, New York 1975 Jul:225-230
A review is made of NIOSH's expanding role in agricultural safety and health. It is estimated that the agricultural industry suffers over 2,000 deaths and 200,000 disabling injuries annually, ranking the industry behind only mining and construction in the rate of work related accidents. The research going on in various states in the area of occupationally related diseases is scattered and generally unrelated to agricultural problems except the pesticide problem. OSHA has promulgated standards relating to sanitation in temporary labor camps, storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia, pulpwood logging, slow moving vehicles, and rollover protection on tractors. In addition to cooperating with OSHA, NIOSH has recently initiated an expanded agricultural safety and health research program, with program responsibility assigned to the Western Area Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health in Salt Lake City, Utah. The elements that influenced the design of the initial NIOSH Agricultural Occupational Safety and Health Program Plan are described, as also the tasks proposed to be undertaken by NIOSH. Also discussed are the responsibilities of various organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency. (Contract No. Contract-099-74-0098)
Agricultural-workers; Toxic-gases; Accidents; Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-machinery; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Logging-industry;
Proceedings of Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa (Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety), September 4-5, 1974, Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences Laboratory, New York, New York