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Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest

Description
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s)
Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al.
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58
Date
01/2020
Type
Document
Organization
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Chronic respiratory conditions · Depression · Farmers and farmworkers · Mental health · Statistics and data · Stress and stress disorders · Iowa · Minnesota · Missouri · Nebraska · Ohio