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The NIOSH farm family health and hazard surveillance program.
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 Sep; :10
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal Agency mainly responsible for conducting research on the occupational safety and health of the U.S. work force. Farmers are an important part of this work force. The infrastructure of universities, County Extension Services, and State Health Departments is the focal point for NIOSH funding of a surveillance program that describes the health status of farm families and the hazards of farming. The results of these surveys will be a first step in the prevention of work related injury and disease. Six cooperative agreements awarded in September 1990 averaged $194,000 for the first year of a five year program. Survey designs differ with respect to commodity (grain, dairy, livestock, etc.), geography (statewide or selected counties), demography (all age/sex or selected groups), targeted diseases and injuries and selected physical, chemical or biological hazards. Each state's survey strategies reflects their specific priorities, perceptions of opportunity for research, and goals for disease and injury prevention.
Farmers; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Surveillance-programs; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-measures; Occupational-diseases; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Sex-factors
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
National Conference on State-Based Occupational Health and Safety Activities, September 3-6, 1991, Cincinnati, Ohio
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