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Responding to pesticide-related emergency events.
Oregon Worker Illness and Injury Prevention Program
Putting Data to Work. Portland, OR: Oregon Department of Human Services, 2007 Sep; :1-6
Emergency responders (ER) are twice as likely to develop an occupationally related acute pesticide illness as compared to all other non-agricultural workers. From 2000 - 2005, nine cases of Oregon emergency responders becoming ill after being exposed to pesticides while on the job were reported to the Pesticide Poisoning Surveillance Program at the Oregon Public Health Division, Department of Human Services.
Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Work-operations; Risk-analysis; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Fire-fighters; Fire-hazards; Law-enforcement-workers; Emergency-responders; Chemical-industry-workers
Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Office of Environmental Public Health Toxicology, Assessment & Tracking Services Section (TATS), 800 NE Oregon Street #640 Portland, OR 97232
Putting Data to Work
Public Health Services, Portland, Oregon
Page last reviewed: December 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division