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Document ID (ISN)103082
CIS number 04-113
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-119
Author(s) Waters T.R., Wilkins J.R.
Title Conference proceedings: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders for children and adolescents working in agriculture
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, June 2004. x, 42p. Illus. 27 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Proceedings of a conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, 6-7 May 2002 on research needs regarding prevention of musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) in children and adolescents working in agriculture. The research areas reviewed at the meeting included: identification of potentially high risk jobs; quantification of the level of risk for jobs performed by children and adolescents in agriculture; development, evaluation, and implementation of surveillance systems for measuring and tracking the magnitude of health effects and risks for children and adolescents working in agriculture; development and evaluation of ergonomic interventions for reducing risk of WMSDs for children and adolescents working in agriculture. It should be noted that the meeting specifically excluded injuries attributed to traumatic events, such as cuts, abrasions, lacerations, and injuries associated with instantaneous events, such as slips, trips, falls, and being struck by objects.
Descriptors (primary) children; USA; occupational diseases; young persons; health hazards; agriculture; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) aetiology; ergonomics; hours of work; hazard evaluation; conference; research; child labour; medical supervision; risk factors
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Child labour