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Document ID (ISN)76627
CIS number 01-791
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCurdy S.A., Carroll D.J.
Title Agricultural injury
Bibliographic information Oct. 2000, Vol.38, No.4, p.463-480. 111 ref.
Abstract MEDLINE and NIOSHTIC were reviewed to identify studies of occupational injury among agricultural populations in the United States. Additional references were identified from the reference lists of identified studies and from contacts with experts in the field. US data indicate up to approximately 780 deaths and 140,000 cases of nonfatal disabling injuries in 1998. The risk of agricultural injuries is approximately 5-10/100 persons per year, but is higher in certain risk groups, such as males and cattle workers. Injuries most often involve falls, machinery and animals. Underlying reasons include the wide range of activities, hazards and dispersed work places in agriculture; a seasonal hired workforce that often has brief tenure, poor English skills and a distrust of officialdom; and a history of exemption regarding occupational health and safety regulations. Prevention should focus on engineering controls, regulatory approaches and education.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; agriculture; injuries; USA
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiologic study; frequency rates; handling of animals; high-risk groups; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture