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Occupational injury among California migrant Hispanic farm workers: fighting the invisible epidemic.

Authors
McCurdy-SA
Source
Wellness Lecture Series. San Francisco, CA: University of California, 1997 Oct; :73-96
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20032747
Abstract
Agriculture now suffers the highest occupational injury mortality rate of all U.S. industries, exceeding mining. In California, 90% of migrant farm workers are Latino. This group is at special risk because it is relatively marginalized socioculturally, linguistically, and economically. These circumstances increase Latino farm workers' risk for occupational injury, reduce their access to medical care, and lessen their chances for inclusion in statistics and focused studies. The result is an "invisible" epidemic of injury.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Health-hazards; Education; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs
Publication Date
19971020
Document Type
Chapter
Funding Amount
1055222
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-906162; Grant-Number-R01-OH-03444
Source Name
Wellness Lecture Series
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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