|Document ID (ISN)||111783|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Somervell P.D., Conway G.A.
||Does the small farm exemption cost lives?
||2011, Vol.54, p.461-466. Illus. 19 ref.
||Congress has exempted farms with fewer than 11 employees from enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Three states (California, Oregon and Washington) do not observe the exemption. This study compared rates of fatal occupational injury in agriculture, by year, in 1993-2007, in California, Oregon and Washington (aggregated), and the remaining states (as two aggregated groups). Fatality rates were approximately 1.6 to 3 times as high in both groups of states observing the small farm exemption as in the group of three states not observing it. Comparisons excluding the agriculture industry showed weaker differences. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||USA; small enterprises; agriculture; fatalities
||California; Oregon; Washington; comparative study; role of government
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Small and medium-sized enterprises