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Agricultural Injuries and illness - the health professional's role in prevention.
Medical Resident Community Health Workshops, February and September 2003, Maplewood and Robbinsdale, Minnesota. 2003 Feb; :1-68
Principles are not unique. Any labor intensive industry. Industries which include frequent contact with biologically active inputs and outputs, heavy equipment, etc. industries with a diverse worker population. Learn the questions that need to be asked. Technology is changing rapidly. Increased use of biotechnology and geneticallyengineered crops/animals. National Safety Council data only includes people working; excludes children below age 16 (even when working). Healthcare resources and training - health professional education, EMS education, Money for rural EMS. Strong feelings against regulation. OSHA only has jurisdiction on farms with >10 employees. Strong sense that education will solve problems. Intervention research clearly indicates that one shot programs have minimal effect. There is rarely a magic bullet. Successful programs use multiple delivery channels and target multiple audiences. The community infrastructure -- anyone who delivers goods, services, and information must be part of the target.
Age-factors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Animal-products; Children; Disaster-prevention; Education; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Farmers; Food-processing-industry; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Risk-analysis; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Stress
John M. Shutske, Workplace Safety & Health Specialist and AgrAbility Project Director, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
Medical Resident Community Health Workshops, February and September 2003, Maplewood and Robbinsdale, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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