Rural Health Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety
Understanding Challenges to Well-Being among Latina FarmWorkers in Rural Idaho Using in an Interdisciplinary, Mixed-Methods Approach
Identifies social, cultural, and workplace-related risk factors impacting well-being in the public and private spheres of 70 female farmworkers in southwestern Idaho. Focuses on 6 themes specific to rural geography and farmworker populations, including long working hours, pesticide exposure, lack of enforcement of regulatory protections, food security, childcare responsibilities, and social isolation.
Author(s): Cynthia L. Curl, Lisa Meierotto, Rebecca L. Som Castellano Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1), 169 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document view details
Lessons from the Fields: Farmworker Communities Confronting COVID-19
Describes the impact of COVID-19 on farmworker communities. Discusses barriers to preventive measures and healthcare, including lack of workplace prevention measures, testing and vaccines, and inadequate access
to accurate and culturally appropriate information. Highlights cross-sector partnerships and best practices to support workers and their families during the pandemic.
Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. view details
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Protections for Agricultural Workers
Details the sick leave protections outlined in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how they apply to farmworkers. Breaks down the policy by reason for being unable to work, who the policy applies to, length of protection, and pay. Also, highlights state-level sick leave protection policies in prominent farmworker states.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. view details
Rural Registered Nurses: Stories of Caring for Their Communities
Features five rural registered nurses from across the country describing their path to nursing, their accomplishments, and how they provide healthcare in their rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Safety Guidelines for Youth Operating Farm Equipment
Report highlights safety measures for youth ages 15-17 operating farm equipment. Details information on farm equipment hazards and risks for young workers, as well as federal and state regulations. Presents guidelines for the safe use of various forms of farm equipment by young workers.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety view details
2018 Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities
Report details the farm fatalities in Wisconsin in 2018. Presents data on the injuries that caused the fatalities, the counties the fatalities occurred in, and the age and occupation of the victims.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Farm Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension view details
A Look at Workplace Safety in Agriculture
Data brief illustrates workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting jobs in 2018. Breaks down data by event or exposure, such as falls, slips, trips, contact with objects and equipment, and exposure to harmful substances or environments, among others.
Citation: The Economics Daily Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics view details
Dicamba Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural Health Study: An Updated Analysis
Highlights a study on the connection between colon and lung cancers in farmers and farmworkers and use of the herbicide dicamba. Draws data from the Agricultural Health Study and breaks it down by age, crops/animals produced, and other pesticides used, among other measures.
Author(s): Catherine C Lerro, Jonathan N Hofmann, Gabriella Andreotti, et al. Citation: International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(4), 1326-1337 Date: 08/2020 Type: Document view details
Mental Health in Rural America
Discusses mental health issues among farmers and ranchers. Highlights some of the stressors for farmers and farm families, as well as strategies and resources to help cope with farm-related stress.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: American Farm Bureau view details