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The risky business of production agriculture: health and safety for farm workers.
AAOHN J 2004 Sep; 52(9):401-409
The lifestyles of employees affect their work and their health. Occupational health nurses need to know as much as possible about employees to render the best care possible. Production agriculture is a risky business performed by many employees. By understanding the risks involved, occupational health nurses can optimize the health of workers in the off farm and on farm contexts of their lives. Managers and supervisors need to realize that investment in farm health and safety can yield financial benefits in terms of decreasing lost workdays caused by injury and illness and increased morale through public recognition of the importance of agricultural production.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Farmers; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-sociology; Occupational-accidents; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Hazards; Tractors
D. B. Reed, College of Nursing, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
Issue of Publication
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
University of Kentucky - Lexington
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division