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Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-137, 2010 Mar; :1-8
U.S. Farm Operations and Adult Farm Workers: In 2007, 2.2 million farms were in operation in the U.S. Approximately 5.3 million adults worked on U.S. farms in 2004, including 1.8 million hired workers and 3.5 million adult family members. The majority of farms in the U.S. do not utilize hired workers. Less than 20% (434,000) of farms reported having hired workers 20 years of age and older. In 2006, an estimated 59% of the 4.2 million tractors in use were equipped with a roll-over protective structure (ROPS). Statistics are also presented for the following topics covered by this brochure: Non-fatal Adult Work-related Farm Injuries, 2004; Fatal Adult Work-related Farm Injuries, 2003-2007; Adult Work-related Tractor Fatalities in Agriculture by Event, 2003-2007; Tractor Safety; Machinery Safety; Animal Safety; Fall Safety; and, Hired Worker Safety.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Accident-analysis; Accidents; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Workers; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-137
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division