Second Annual Report: On Occupational Illness and Injury Data in Agriculture, TR 201-003.
Burkart-JA; deGroot-NF; Wolfenson-LB
NIOSH 1976 Mar:207 pages
Workers compensation case records from 17 states and Puerto Rico and the Farm Accident Survey for 21 states were reviewed to assess safety and health problems in agriculture. The records were analyzed to identify predominant causes of injury and illness on a yearly basis. Data limitations of the workmen's compensation files included: incomplete geographical coverage, lack of case record detail, coding incompatibility, underreporting, and reporting errors. The most common cause of accidents was working surfaces, followed by vehicles, tools, and animals. The National Data Collection System was developed to provide an effective and efficient link between collected data and users' needs.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0110; Agricultural-production; Agricultural-workers; Data-collection; Statistical-analysis; Machinery; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health-programs; Safety-research; Accident-investigations; Accident-statistics;
NTIS Accession No.
Utah Biomedical Test Laboratory, University of Utah Research Institute, Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, NIOSH Cincinnati, Ohio, NIOSH Contract No. 099-74-0110, 207 pages, 11 references