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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

Illinois Agricultural Workers' Health: A County-Level Analysis
Provides data on health status and causes of mortality in Illinois agricultural workers. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons as well as county-level breakdowns of agricultural workers' health and injuries.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Who is at Risk Amid the H5N1 Influenza Outbreak? Characteristics and Health Coverage of Animal Production Workers
Analyzes demographic characteristics of animal production and aquaculture workers to determine risk for contracting H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu. Characteristics include race and ethnicity, immigration status, insurance status, household income, and English proficiency in the 7 impacted states. Discusses policy measures to address health threats.
Author(s): Josh Michaud, Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga, Jennifer Kates
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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The Climate Migrant: Health Risks Before, During, and After Migration
Explores the different types of migrants created by or affected by climate change and their health risks and needs. Defines three types of migrants: climate-precipitates migrants, climate-impacted migrants, and climate workers. Details the different challenges and needs of the different types of migrants.
Author(s): Amy K. Liebman, Marysel Pagan-Santana, Claire H. Seda
Citation: Journal of the National Hispanic Medical Association, 2(1), 36-43
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Urinary Biomonitoring of Glyphosate Exposure Among Male Farmers and Nonfarmers in the Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect in Agriculture (BEEA) Study
Presents a study on glyphosate exposure among farmers and farmworkers and compares exposure rates to non-farmers. Discusses the efficacy of personal protective equipment (PPE) and compares different PPE combinations.
Author(s): Vicky C. Chang, Maria Ospina, Shuai Xie, et al.
Citation: Environment International, 187, 108644
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Loud and Clear: Improving Access to Hearing Care in Rural America
Discusses barriers to rural hearing care access and the importance of hearing conservation. Features a hearing clinic in South Dakota, a telehealth program in Alaska, and a nationally available agriculture safety program working to address rural hearing care.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A New Path Forward: A Progress Report on the Implementation of the Equity Commission's Recommendations - Update 2024
Reports on efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to advance equity in accordance with Equity Commission recommendations. Discusses the department's commitment to equitable service delivery, and describes updates to programs affecting farmers and ranchers, farmworkers, tribal communities, nutrition assistance, immigrants, rural development, healthcare access, and more.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Farmworker Health Clinics in North Carolina
County-level map showing locations and contact information for farmworker health clinics in North Carolina. Includes text in English and Spanish.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Mixed-Methods Assessment of Farmworkers' Perceptions of Workplace Compliance with Worker Protection Standards and Implications for Risk Perceptions and Protective Behaviors
Assessed 62 Idahoan farmworkers' perceptions of compliance with Worker Protection Standards alongside urinary pesticide biomonitoring and personal protective equipment use to identify risk and protective behaviors. Includes recommendations for training, communication, and regulations for decreasing pesticide risks for farmworkers.
Author(s): Carla Hyland, Lisa Meierotto, Rebecca L. Som Castellano, Cynthia L. Curl
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 29(3), 355-371
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Cost of Agricultural Injuries in the United States: Estimates Based on Surveillance, Insurance, and Government Statistics
Surveyed 7,195 farm and ranch operators on injury frequency, medical expenses, and lost work time to estimate the cost of injury for farmers and farmworkers. Discusses the economic impacts of injury for both the injured worker and the national gross farm income.
Author(s): Suraj Adhikari, Fernando Wilson, Risto Rautiainen
Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2024
Date: 2024
Type: Document
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National Farm Medicine Center: 2023 Year in Review
Provides an overview of the 2023 activities of the National Farm Medicine Center and related partners, with a focus on research, policy, outreach and education, projects, and more. Discusses population health, well-being, and agricultural safety.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Farm Medicine Center
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