Occupational health and safety for agricultural workers.
Bondy-MK; Lebow-RH; O'Malley-M; Reilly-T
NIOSH 1976 Dec; :1-135
Activities undertaken at a rural primary health care facility in Southwestern Idaho to evaluate an occupational safety and health program for agricultural workers which was integrated into the facility's everyday operations are described. Basic objectives were: to assess how such a program can be delivered to a farming community; to evaluate how medical personnel can assess the physical well being of farm related persons; to pinpoint agriculture related illnesses and disabilities; to examine migrant farm worker problems and the worker's response to such a program; to find methods to increase clinical interest in occupationally related accidents and disorders; to integrate preventive health measures. A total of 640 examinations were completed, reviewed and statistically analyzed, in addition to interviews with farmers and farm workers, surveys and walk-through evaluations of a farms and ranches. Although very few objective agriculture related health problems were uncovered, clinical formats for examining and recording such problems were designed and tested. Subjective health and safety problems are reported. (Contract No. 099-74-0027)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0027; Occupational-health; Safety-programs; Epidemiology; Diagnostic-techniques; Medical-care; Preventive-medicine; Safety-measures; Control-measures; Accident-prevention; Occupational-diseases
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-150; Contract-099-74-0027
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health