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Caring for the families that feed the world.
AAOHN J 2004 Sep; 52(9):361-362
Each farmer in the United States feeds 132 other people. What an astounding accomplishment! Americans indeed live in the land of plenty, yet each year, an estimated 195,825 lost time work injuries occur on U.S farms, and 5.2% of these injuries result in permanent injury (Myers, 2001). Each year, more than 100 children who live or work on farms die from a farm related injury (Rivara, 1997). Each year agriculture vies with mining, transportation, and construction for the top spot as the nation's deadliest industry (National Safety Council, 2002). The focus on large scale industry and organized labor places the nearly 2 million farms in the shadow of more highly regulated industries.
Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Food; Injuries; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workers; Milling-industry; Construction; Hazard-Confirmed; Hazards; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Children
D. B. Reed, College of Nursing and the College of Medicine, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40504
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Issue of Publication
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
University of California - Davis
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division