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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

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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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
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Piece Rate Pay and Worker Identity: How Power in the Fields Impacts Worker Health
Reports on a study of heat-related illness among California farmworkers. Identifies barriers to self-care.
Author(s): Gail Wadsworth, Michael Courville, Marc Schenker
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Migrant Farmworkers' Perceptions of Pesticide Risk Exposure in Adams County, Pennsylvania: A Cultural Risk Assessment
Presents a study on the perceived environmental health risk of migrant farmworkers in rural Pennsylvania. Discusses the ways different cultures perceive risk and the socioeconomic status of the participants as factors in the study's conclusions.
Author(s): Micaela Edelson, Salma Monani, Rutherford V. Platt
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(1), 71-96
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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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: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Tuberculosis
Provides information and statistics about tuberculosis in the U.S., globally, and specifically among migrant agricultural workers. Discusses symptoms, treatment, and risk factors.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Maternal & Child Health Fact Sheet
Features information and statistics on health risks and healthcare barriers for women and children in migrant families. Includes information on prenatal and pediatric care, occupational health and safety, and nutrition, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2017
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Author(s): Russell F. Daly, Jennifer House, Danielle Stanek, Mary Grace Stobierski
Citation: Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, 251(11), 1268-1292
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee
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NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Impact Report
Highlights progress made toward reducing the impact of environmentally induced diseases on children. Includes examples of how exposure to pollutants in rural areas could make children's asthma worse or increase the chances of autism spectrum disorder in children of mothers exposed to pesticides during pregnancy.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Pulmonary Health in Rural America: Cause and Impact of Work-Related Lung Diseases
Provides an overview of occupational lung diseases that impact rural areas related to agriculture, mining, healthcare, and other industries. Discusses asthma, lung cancer, Black Lung, and other work-related lung diseases. Includes information on prevention strategies, and highlights a personal protective equipment (PPE) management program at a rural Wisconsin Critical Access Hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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