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CIS 99-1042 Simkin S., Hawton K., Fagg J., Malmberg A.
Stress in farmers: A survey of farmers in England and Wales
A survey of 500 farmers in England and Wales showed that potential sources of stress included problems with record keeping and paperwork, difficulty understanding forms, problems arising from the effects of new legislation and regulations and financial problems. The majority of farmers worked over 10h a day and many had health problems which interfered with their work. Results confirm findings from several regional studies that many farmers are experiencing considerable stress from various causes. Local and national initiatives to assist farmers should be encouraged. Topics: agriculture; economic aspects; hours of work; legal aspects; mental stress; neuropsychic stress; questionnaire survey; social aspects; stress factors.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Nov. 1998, Vol.55, No.11, p.729-734. Illus. 14 ref.

CIS 99-871 Paulsen E., Skov P.S., Andersen K.E.
Immediate skin and mucosal symptoms from pot plants and vegetables in gardeners and greenhouse workers
Short-lived occupational skin symptoms of an irritant or urticarial nature were commonly reported among 253 gardeners and greenhouse workers. In tests for immediate skin and mucosal symptoms, 33% of those tested had at least one positive reaction, and a family history of, or personal, atopy was significantly more prevalent among these workers compared to those with negative reactions. Positive histamine release tests indicated a possible immunologic aetiology in reactions to some species of plants. Because of the high prevalence of short-lived skin symptoms and because contact urticaria may present itself as a dermatitis, it is recommended that patch tests should be supplemented with tests for immediate reactions. Topics: allergy tests; eczema; epidemiologic study; flower and perfume-plant growing; histamine release; horticulture; hypersensitivity; irritation; plants; skin allergies; skin tests; urticaria.
Contact Dermatitis, Oct. 1998, Vol.39, No.4, p.166-170. 21 ref.

CIS 99-840 Cassell E., Day L.
Constraints on the adoption of safety measures on Australian farms
Two clusters of factors constraining the adoption of safety measures on Australian farms have been identified. First, a prevailing complacency about farm safety among farmers which appears to be based partly on a low perception of personal risk or a machismo attitude toward risk-taking and resistance to changing traditional work practices. Second, the uncertain economic conditions in agriculture which are affecting farmers' ability to maintain and replace farm machinery and equipment and to introduce safety innovations and protective equipment. Some new strategies and approaches are suggested. Topics: agricultural equipment; agriculture; Australia; economic aspects; elementary occupations; implementation of control measures; questionnaire survey; risk awareness; role of government; safe working methods; safety and health training; technical development.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Oct. 1998, Vol.14, No.5, p.447-456. 23 ref.

CIS 99-490 Vovk A., Lapin A., Oljanič Ju., Uvarov A.
The computer gives the answer. Surveillance of industrial injuries and ways to improve it
Kompjuter daet otvet. Monitoring proizvodstvennogo travmatizma i puti ego soveršenstvovanija [in Russian]
The All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Labour Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture has built a database of fatal occupational accidents in agroindustrial complexes (agrarno-promy¿lennyj kompleks - APK), covering the years 1988-1996. Data were encoded from standard report forms. Analysis of the resulting 1.5 megabyte database gave many interesting results. For example, the third most dangerous occupation proved to be handling cattle (up to 130 fatalities per year), after tractor operation and automotive transport (over 700 and about 400 fatalities per year, respectively); hundreds of deaths were attributable to lack of training or information; some models of equipment were associated with fatalities. It would be useful to extend this system to other sectors across the Russian Federation, standardizing and automating data acquisition. Topics: agricultural operations; agriculture; analysis of accident causes; computer applications; fatalities; Russian Federation; statistical aspects.
Ohrana truda i social'noe strahovanie, 1998, No.2, p.36-40.

CIS 99-583 van der Mei I.A.F., de Boer E.M., Bruynzeel D.P.
Contact dermatitis in Alstroemeria workers
In a study of 153 horticultural workers cultivating Alstroemeria, the 12-month prevalence of major hand dermatitis was 29.5% and of minor dermatitis 7.4%. Of these workers, 52.1% were sensitized for tulipalin A. Several personal and work-related factors played a role in the multifactorial aetiology of hand dermatitis. Factors which showed a significant relationship with major hand dermatitis were female sex, atopic dermatitis, chapped hands and the frequency of washing hands. Alstroemeria workers are at risk of developing contact dermatitis and it may be useful to carry out an educational campaign to lower the high prevalence. Topics: Alstroemeria; dermatological examinations; eczema; flower and perfume-plant growing; flowers; irritation; Netherlands; risk factors; sensitization dermatitis; skin tests.
Occupational Medicine, Sep. 1998, Vol.48, No.6, p.397-404. 31 ref.

CIS 99-470 Von Essen S.G., Scheppers L.A., Robbins R.A., Donham K.J.
Respiratory tract inflammation in swine confinement workers studied using induced sputum and exhaled nitric oxide
In a study of 24 swine confinement workers and 14 urban normal control subjects, the swine confinement workers were significantly more likely to report wheezing, cough and sinusitis symptoms than were controls. Macrophages were significantly elevated in the induced sputum samples of the swine confinement workers compared to controls, while there was no difference in numbers of neutrophils. A small elevation in mean exhaled nitric oxide was seen in the swine confinement worker compared tocontrols. Spirometry values did not differ between the two groups. These two techniques, induced sputum and exhaled nitric oxide, may be used to study airway inflammation in swine confinement workers. Topics: agriculture; nitric oxide; cross-sectional study; determination in exhaled air; livestock rearing; respiratory diseases; sinusitis; sputum cytology; swine; ventilatory capacity.
Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology, Oct. 1998, Vol.36, No.6, p.557-565. Illus. 26 ref.

CIS 99-461 Hoppin J.A., Tolbert P.E., Flagg E.W., Blair A., Zahm S.H.
Use of a life events calendar approach to elicit occupational history from farmers
Interviews of farmers, focus groups and rural men, primarily African-Americans, were conducted to create a questionnaire for obtaining farm history information within the context of personal life events. Farmers used both personal events and national events (as well as events relating directly to farming) to recall their activities. These subjects had extensive history of farming (10-75 years) and chemical use. The life events calendar provided a useful tool to facilitate the recall of a lifetime of agricultural activity. Life events calendars are useful additions to the tools available for retrospective occupational exposure assessment. Topics: agriculture; anamnesis; epidemiology; exposure evaluation; harmful substances; questionnaire survey.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Nov. 1998, Vol.34, No.5, p.470-476. 16 ref.

CIS 99-301
Health and Safety Executive
Safe use of forage harvesters
Topics: agricultural equipment; agriculture; data sheet; forage harvesters; legislation; mechanical hazards; overhead electric lines; safe working methods; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. 3p. Illus. 2 ref.

CIS 99-307 Krahmer M., Fox K., Fox A., Saraf A., Larsson L.
Total and viable airborne bacterial load in two different agricultural environments using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and culture: A prototype study
Airborne bacterial exposure was monitored in a stable and in a dairy by measuring levels of muramic acid and hydroxy fatty acids, markers of specific bacterial components. A conventional culture technique was used to assess the viable microbial content of airborne dust. Muramic acid levels correlated with hydroxy fatty acid and dust levels in both environments. Results suggest that nonculture based approaches and culture provide complementary but independent measurements of airborne biopollution. Topics: agriculture; airborne dust; bacteria; bacteriology; dairy farming; determination in air; fatty acids; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; sampling and analysis.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Aug. 1998, Vol.59, No.8, p.524-531. Illus. 40 ref.

CIS 99-142 Lewis M.Q., Sprince N.L., Burmeister L.F., Whitten P.S., Torner J.C., Zwerling C.
Work-related injuries among Iowa farm operators: An analysis of the Iowa family health and hazard surveillance project
Topics: age-linked differences; agricultural operations; agriculture; injuries; Iowa; occupational accidents; questionnaire survey; risk factors; statistical aspects; USA.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 1998, Vol.33, No.5, p.510-517. 19 ref.

CIS 99-141 Huneke J.T., Von Essen S., Grisso R.D.
Innovative approaches to farm safety and health for youth, senior farmers and health care providers
Topics: agriculture; health care personnel; older workers; programme evaluation; safety and health training; supply of information; USA; young persons.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.2, p.99-106. 12 ref.

CIS 99-140 Jones M.S., Luchok K.J., McKnight R.H.
Empowering farm women to reduce hazards to family health and safety on the farm
Topics: agriculture; information dissemination; programme evaluation; safety and health campaigns; safety and health training; USA; women.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.2, p.91-98. 8 ref.

CIS 99-125 Frumkin H., Mason S.
Physician training in agricultural safety and health: The Emory Agromedicine Training Project
Topics: agricultural operations; agriculture; industrial physicians; programme evaluation; training course; USA; vocational training.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.2, p.49-68. 3 ref.

CIS 99-340 Elkind P.D., Carlson J.E., Schnabel B.
Agricultural hazards reduction through stress management
Topics: agriculture; neuropsychic stress; programme evaluation; safety and health training; stress evaluation; stress factors; USA.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.2, p.23-32. 6 ref.

CIS 99-213 Paulsen E., Søgaard J., Andersen K.E.
Occupational dermatitis in Danish gardeners and greenhouse workers (III): Compositae-related symptoms
Topics: allergens; chrysanthema; Denmark; dermatitis; eczema; epidemiologic study; flowers; horticulture; irritants; plants; sensitization; sesquiterpenes; skin allergies.
Contact Dermatitis, Mar. 1998, Vol.38, No.3, p.140-146. 14 ref.

CIS 99-139 Browning S.R., Truszczynska H., Reed D., McKnight R.H.
Agricultural injuries among older Kentucky farmers: The farm family health and hazard surveillance study
Topics: agriculture; causes of accidents; epidemiologic study; falls of persons; frequency rates; injuries; Kentucky; livestock rearing; location of injury; mechanical hazards; occupational accidents; older workers; questionnaire survey; statistical aspects; types of accident; USA.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Apr. 1998, Vol.33, No.4, p.341-353. 34 ref.

CIS 99-212 Khuder S.A., Mutgi A.B., Schaub E.A.
Meta-analyses of brain cancer and farming
The consistent significant positive findings suggest that there is a weak association between brain cancer and farming. Exposures commonly experienced by farmers including infectious microorganisms and pesticides may contribute to the increased risk of brain cancer. Topics: agriculture; brain cancer; infectious diseases; literature survey; long-term exposure; microorganisms; occupation disease relation; pesticides; risk factors; zoonoses.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Sep. 1998, Vol.34, No.3, p.252-260. Illus. 89 ref.

CIS 98-1669 de Cock J., Heederik D., Kromhour H., Boleij J.S.M., Hoek F., Wegh H., Ny E.T.
Determinants of exposure to captan in fruit growing
Topics: captan; crop protection; exposure evaluation; inhalation; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; Netherlands; orchards; pesticides; risk factors; skin absorption; survey.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Mar. 1998, Vol.59, No.3, p.166-172. Illus. 12 ref.

CIS 98-1668 de Cock J., Heederik D., Kromhour H., Boleij J.S.M., Hoek F., Wegh H., Ny E.T.
Exposure to captan in fruit growing
Topics: captan; crop protection; deposited dust; dust measurement; exposure evaluation; inhalation; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; neighbourhood populations; Netherlands; orchards; personal sampling; pesticides; respirable dust; skin absorption; survey.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Mar. 1998, Vol.59, No.3, p.158-165. 24 ref.

CIS 98-1278
Health and Safety Executive, Field Operations Directorate
Fatal injuries in farming, forestry and agriculture 1997-1998
Topics: accident descriptions; agriculture; causes of accidents; fatalities; forestry; horticulture; location of injury; occupational accidents; report; statistical trends; statistics; time of accident; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, July 1998. 47p. Illus.

CIS 98-1485
Health and Safety Executive
Handling and stacking bales in agriculture
Topics: agriculture; bale handling; handling and stacking; legislation; lifting equipment; loading and unloading; manual handling; materials handling; safety guides; tractors; trailers; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Feb. 1998. 15p. Illus. 11 ref.

CIS 98-1426
Health and Safety Executive
Farmer's lung
Topics: agriculture; airborne dust; data sheet; dust control; farmer's lung; legislation; medical supervision; microorganisms; respirators; United Kingdom; ventilation.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1998. 8p. 7 ref.

CIS 98-1425
Health and Safety Executive
Veterinary medicines - Safe use by farmers and other animal handlers
Update of document abstracted under CIS 93-961. Topics: agriculture; data sheet; disposal of harmful waste; drugs; handling of animals; harmful substances; legislation; livestock rearing; medical supervision; notification of accidents and diseases; occupational hygiene; qualifications; safe working methods; storage; United Kingdom; veterinary services.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Jan. 1998. 16p. 15 ref.

CIS 98-1345 Estlander T., Kanerva L., Tupasela O., Jolanki R.
Occupational contact urticaria and Type I sensitization caused by gerbera
Topics: allergens; allergic rhinitis; allergy tests; case study; conjunctivitis; dermatitis; Finland; flower and perfume-plant growing; flowers; sensitization dermatitis; sensitization; serological reactions; skin tests; urticaria.
Contact Dermatitis, Feb. 1998, Vol.38, No.2, p.118-120. 14 ref.

CIS 98-1343 Paulsen E.
Occupational dermatitis in Danish gardeners and greenhouse workers - II. Etiological factors
Topics: allergens; allergy tests; Denmark; dermatitis; eczema; epidemiologic study; fungicides; horticulture; irritants; pesticides; plants; sensitization dermatitis; skin allergies; skin tests.
Contact Dermatitis, Jan. 1998, Vol.38, No.1, p.14-19. 19 ref.

CIS 98-1314 García A.M.
Occupational exposure to pesticides and congenital malformations: A review of mechanisms, methods and results
Topics: agriculture; embryotoxic effects; epidemiologic study; genetic effects; literature survey; parental exposure; pesticides; teratogenic effects.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Mar. 1998, Vol.33, No.3, p.232-240. 95 ref.

CIS 98-1342 Casale G.P., Scott D.M., Anderson J.R., Vitzthum E.F., Gold R.E.
A preliminary study of immunologic and hematologic profiles of peripheral blood from Nebraska farmers who apply pesticides to their fields
Topics: agriculture; blood cytology; blood-cell anomalies; crop protection; haematological effects; immunology; Nebraska; pesticides; USA.
Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology, 1998, Vol.36, No.3, p.183-194. Illus. 58 ref.

CIS 98-847 Grain dust
Topics: agriculture; airborne dust; allergic alveolitis; allergic respiratory disorders; cereals; chronic bronchitis; data sheet; determination in air; dust control; exhaust ventilation; food industry; grain dust; handling and storage; hazard evaluation; irritants; limitation of exposure; medical supervision; personal protective equipment; transport of materials; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998, 8p. 16 ref. Price: GBP 5.50.

CIS 98-676
Health and Safety Executive
Avoiding ill health at open farms - Advice to farmers (with teachers' supplement)
Topics: agriculture; biological hazards; children; data sheet; hazard evaluation; infection control; information of personnel; legislation; livestock rearing; neighbourhood protection; personal hygiene; United Kingdom; washing facilities.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1998. 4 + 1p.

CIS 98-749 Blair A., Cantor K.P., Zahm S.H.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and agricultural use of the insecticide lindane
Topics: agriculture; cancer; lindane; case-control study; insecticides; length of exposure; lymphoma; pesticides; USA.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Jan. 1998, Vol.33, No.1, p.82-87. 19 ref.

CIS 98-649 Daugherty J.E., James P.A.
A cooperative experience in rural health education for medical students
Topics: agriculture; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; occupational hygiene; safety and health training.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.1, p.59-65. 14 ref.

CIS 98-961 Austin C.C.
Nonvenomous animal-related fatalities in the United States workplace, 1992-1994
Topics: agriculture; fatalities; handling of animals; occupational accidents; survey; USA.
Journal of Agromedicine, 1998, Vol.5, No.1, p.5-16. 42 ref.

CIS 98-647 Nieuwenhuijsen M.J., Schenker M.B.
Determinants of personal dust exposure during field crop operations in California agriculture
Topics: agricultural operations; air temperature; airborne dust; California; cascade impactor sampling; crop farming; cyclone size selector; dust measurement; humidity; particle size; personal sampling; risk factors; USA.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Jan. 1998, Vol.59, No.1, p.9-13. 22 ref.


CIS 07-1142 Henry J.A., Wiseman H.M.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Management of poisoning - A handbook for healthcare workers
This handbook provides information for persons living in rural places, far from medical help, on what to do in cases of poisoning and suggests ways of preventing poisoning in the community. The handbook is for use as a practical reference book in an emergency and may also be used in teaching practical skills to community health and first-aid workers. Part 1 provides general information on how poisoning happens, how it can be prevented and first aid measures. Part 2 covers the signs and symptoms of poisoning by specific pesticides, chemical products used in the home and workplace, medicines, plants and natural toxins together with appropriate treatment.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1997. xiv, 314p. Illus. Index. Price: CHF 102.00 (CHF 71.40 in developing countries). [in English]

CIS 02-881 No weeds - no chemicals
This videotape presents alternative methods of controlling weeds in parks, sports fields and playgrounds without using herbicides. These methods avoid the contamination of groundwater and gardening workers' exposure to chemicals. The following methods are described: flame treatment; sweeping and brushing; chippings; ground cover plants.
Arbejdmiljøfondet, Vermundsgade 38, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 1997. Video in VHS format, duration: 14 min.

CIS 00-316 Regulations concerning the principles and rules applicable to the development of projects in the context of the programme "Campaign for the prevention of occupational risks in agriculture" [Portugal]
Regulamento de princípios e regras aplicáveis ao desenvolvimento de projectos enquadrados no programa "Campanha de Prevenção de Riscos Profissionais na Agricultura" [in Portuguese]
Topics: agriculture; approval; health hazards; law; occupational safety and health; Portugal; safety and health organization; safety and health training.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho, Lisboa, Portugal, 1997. 37p. Photocopy, on file at CIS.

CIS 99-1633 Official report - Pesticide poisoning 1996
Reporte oficial - Intoxicaciones con plaguicidas 1996 [in Spanish]
Topics: agriculture; Costa Rica; developing countries; fungicides; herbicides; legislation; nematocides; notification of occupational accidents; organophosphorus compounds; pesticide poisoning; pesticides; rodenticides; statistics.
Ministerio de Salud, Departamento de registro y control de sustancias tóxicas y medicina del trabajo, San José, Costa Rica, 1997. 27p. Illus.

CIS 99-1248 Castro-Gutiérrez N., McConnell R., Andersson K., Pacheco-Antón F., Hogstedt C.
Respiratory symptoms, spirometry and chronic occupational paraquat exposure
In a study of 134 workers exposed to paraquat at 15 Nicaraguan banana plantations, 53% reported having experienced a skin rash or burn resulting from paraquat exposure, 25% reported epistaxis, 58% nail damage and 42% paraquat splashed in the eyes. There was a consistent dose-response relationship between intensity of exposure and the prevalence of dyspnoea. There was a three-fold increase in episodic wheezing accompanied by shortness of breath among the more intensely exposed workers. The high prevalence of respiratory symptoms associated with paraquat exposure, in the absence of spirometric abnormalities, could be a result of unmeasured gas exchange abnormalities among workers with long-term exposure to paraquat. Topics: chemical burns; crop protection; cross-sectional study; dose-response relationship; dyspnoea; functional respiratory disorders; long-term exposure; nail diseases; Nicaragua; paraquat; plantations; respiratory diseases; skin eruption; ventilatory capacity.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Oct. 1997, Vol.23, No.6, p.421-427. 55 ref.

CIS 99-759 Groundskeepers safety guide
Topics: biological hazards; Canada; chain saws; chemical safety; cold; electrical safety; horticulture; lawn mowers; legislation; manual handling; motor-driven gardening implements; outdoor work; personal protective equipment; risk factors; safe working methods; safety guides; training manuals; training material.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 3rd ed., 1997. 110p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).

CIS 99-690 Seppälä P., Luopajärvi T., Nygård C.L., Mattila M.
From experience to innovation - IEA '97: Volume 6 - Agriculture and food industry, construction work, dental work and traffic safety
Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association held in Tampere, Finland, 29 June-4 July 1997. Volume 6 covers ergonomic issues in agriculture, the food industry, construction work, dental work and traffic safety. Topics: agriculture; air traffic control; air transport; conference; construction work; dental services; drivers cabs; drivers seats; drivers; ergonomic evaluation; ergonomics; Finland; food industry; musculoskeletal diseases; rail transport; road transport; transport; visual displays.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Publication Office, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 1997. ix, 503p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 99-506 Agricultural disease and injury research - Bibliography 1990-1996
Topics: agriculture; bibliography; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation; health hazards; high-risk groups; injuries; occupational accidents; occupational diseases; personal protective equipment; research; safety and health training; USA.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, July 1997. 141p. Bibl.ref.

CIS 98-1666 Paulsen E., Søgaard J., Andersen K.E.
Occupational dermatitis in Danish gardeners and greenhouse workers
Topics: age-linked differences; Denmark; dermatitis; eczema; flower and perfume-plant growing; frequency rates; horticulture; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences.
Contact Dermatitis, Dec. 1997, Vol.37, No.6, p.263-270. 12 ref.

CIS 98-1665 Julian C.G., Bowers P.W.
The nature and distribution of daffodil pickers' rash
Topics: daffodils; dermatitis; eczema; flower and perfume-plant growing; irritants; oxalates; United Kingdom.
Contact Dermatitis, Dec. 1997, Vol.37, No.6, p.259-262. Illus. 13 ref.

CIS 98-1664 Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N., Kern J., Pavicic D.
Respiratory function in vineyard and orchard workers
Topics: agriculture; chronic bronchitis; Croatia; dyspnoea; epidemiologic study; length of exposure; orchards; pulmonary function; respiratory diseases; smoking; ventilatory capacity; vineyards.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Feb. 1997, Vol.31, No.2, p.250-255. 30 ref.

CIS 98-1564 Regulation No.617 of 1997 concerning safety and health in agricultural activities [Argentina]
English version of the Spanish text analysed under CIS 98-382. Topics: agricultural equipment; agriculture; Argentina; electrical safety; fire prevention; law; logging; machinery guarding regulations; manual handling; occupational medicine; safety and health committees; safety and health training; tractors; zoonoses.
Official Bulletin (Argentina), 11 July 1997, No.28685, Section 1, 12p. Photocopy available from CIS.

CIS 98-1349 Khuder S.A., Mutgi A.B.
Meta-analysis of multiple myeloma and farming
Topics: agriculture; cancer; carcinogens; epidemiologic study; literature survey; microorganisms; myeloma; occupation disease relation; organic solvents; pesticides; risk factors; USA; zoonoses.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Nov. 1997, Vol.32, No.5, p.510-516. Illus. 60 ref.

CIS 98-1277 Agriculture - NIOSH research projects April 1997
Topics: agricultural chemicals; agriculture; catalogue; injuries; medical supervision; occupational accidents; ongoing research; organic dust; research establishments; respiratory diseases; safety frames and cabs; tractors; USA.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Apr. 1997. 17p.

CIS 98-1347 Fuortes L., Clark M.K., Kirchner H.L., Smith E.M.
Association between female infertility and agricultural work history
Topics: agricultural chemicals; agriculture; antifertility effects; case-control study; occupation disease relation; sterility; USA; women.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Apr. 1997, Vol.31, No.4, p.445-451. 44 ref.

CIS 98-1346 Gambini G.F., Mantovani C., Pira E., Piolatto P.G., Negri E.
Cancer mortality among rice growers in Novara Province, northern Italy
Topics: agricultural chemicals; cancer; cereal farming; chlorophenols; cohort study; healthy worker effect; herbicides; Italy; length of exposure; lymphoma; mortality; phenoxyacetic acids; rice; sarcomas.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Apr. 1997, Vol.31, No.4, p.435-441. 23 ref.

CIS 98-1261 Inayatullah C.
Occupational health and safety in cotton production and processing
Topics: byssinosis; cotton farming; cotton industry; fibre processing; ginning; Pakistan; pesticide poisoning; pesticide spraying; respirable dust.
Industrial Relations Journal, July-Aug. 1997, Vol.XIV, No.4, p.27-31. 8 ref.

CIS 98-959 Launey A., Abadia G.
Topical zoonoses - XXIVth national symposium of agricultural medicine
Les zoonoses d'actualité - XXIVe Symposium national de médecine agricole en France [in French]
Topics: agriculture; bacterial diseases; conference; contagion; diagnosis; epidemiological aspects; France; infectious diseases; virus diseases; zoonoses.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 4th Quarter 1997, No.72, p.371-378.

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