Occupational health surveillance of US farm workers.
Cameron-L; Lalich-N; Salg-J; Gittleman-J; Burnett-C
Proceedings of the NIOSH Symposium on Efforts to Prevent Injury and Disease Among Agricultural Workers, August 25-27, 1993, Lexington, Kentucky. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1994 Jul; :120-124
The purpose of this study is to describe disease pattens in farm workers based on an analysis of death certificate data from 28 states. Farm workers are a difficult population to define. Our study does not include farm owners and operators but rather we are interested in farm workers who are defined by the Census Bureau as those who work under supervision to plant, cultivate, harvest, and care for farm animals.
Health-protection; Safety-research; Health-hazards; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Farmers; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Demographic-characteristics; Agricultural-industry; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Injury-prevention; Injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Mortality-surveys; Poisons; Cerebrovascular-system; Cerebrovascular-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Morbidity-rates; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Pesticides; Surveillance-programs
Proceedings of the NIOSH Symposium on Efforts to Prevent Injury and Disease Among Agricultural Workers