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Occupational injury among California migrant Hispanic farm workers: fighting the invisible epidemic.
Wellness Lecture Series. San Francisco, CA: University of California, 1997 Oct; :73-96
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.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Safety-measures; Safety-personnel; Health-hazards; Education; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Wellness Lecture Series
University of California - Davis
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