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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
Workbook designed to identify challenges and assets in providing services in rural communities, and to examine how these factors play a part in accessing services. Includes resources and links for further information.
Author(s): A.K. Liebman, M.A. Salzwedel, J. Simmons, B.C. Lee
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Migrant Clinicians Network, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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AgriSafe Nurse Educators
Provides an audio recording and slides from a webinar focused on the AgriSafe program, which focuses on the health and safety of ranchers and farmers and offers distance education for rural nurses through its Nurse Scholar program. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 03/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Community Health Centers
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries in the U.S.
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Incidence of Gastroschisis in California
Reports on the incidence of gastroschisis in California by county using data from the Linked Birth Database from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development from 1995 to 2012. Counties were identified according to the 2010 census as rural, partially rural, and metropolitan, and agricultural counties were identified based on agricultural production.
Author(s): Jamie E. Anderson, Yvonne Cheng, Jacob T. Stephenson, et al.
Citation: JAMA Surgery, 153(11), 1053-1055
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Working Children: Federal Injury Data and Compliance Strategies Could Be Strengthened
Provides a detailed analysis of children working in agriculture and non-agricultural occupations, with a focus on work-related injuries and fatalities. Provides recommendations for the Department of Labor to help them improve their data collection efforts and to help address the risks for children working in agriculture. Appendix V includes additional detailed information on hired child crop workers and Appendix VI details information for children working on farms.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Pesticide Use and Incident Hypothyroidism in Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Highlights a study of self-reported hypothyroidism in pesticide applicators in North Carolina and Iowa. Data is drawn from the Agricultural Health Study and is broken down by age, gender, and state of residence, among other factors.
Author(s): Srishti Shrestha, Christine G. Parks, Whitney S. Goldner, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 126(9)
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Healthy Farmers, Prosperous Farms Video
Presents a video discussing the importance of health insurance in maintaining access to healthcare for farmers and their families. Details the rates of injuries for farmers and the risks that operating a farm without health insurance can pose to both the farmers themselves and their business.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Maryland Council
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Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Exposure to Animal Manure in a Rural Community — Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017
Examines an E. coli outbreak along the Arizona-Utah border and how health facilities worked with local and state health officials along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and address the cause of the outbreak. Offers recommendations for people who come into contact with animals or animal manure.
Author(s): Sarah Luna, Vikram Krishnasamy, Louise Saw, et al.
Citation: MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67(23), 659-662
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Self-Reported Occupational Injuries and Perceived Occupational Health Problems among Latino Immigrant Swine Confinement Workers in Missouri
Describes self-reported occupational injuries and perceived occupational health problems among Latino immigrants working in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Missouri. Includes statistics on occupational injuries; health status; healthcare access; and demographics, such as age, education, English language proficiency, marital status, length of employment, and more.
Author(s): Athena K. Ramos, Axel Fuentes, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 8710901
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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