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Resources by Topic: Occupational health and safety

Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis–Attributable Years of Potential Life Lost to Life Expectancy and Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years — United States, 1999–2016
Examines trends in premature mortality attributed to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), a preventable occupational lung disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust, based on an analysis of underlying causes of death data from 1999 to 2016.
Author(s): Jacek M. Mazurek, John Wood, David J. Blackley, David N. Weissman
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(30), 819-824
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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COPD & Rural Health: A Dialogue on the National Action Plan
Video of rural health experts discussing the challenges, opportunities, and resources related to the COPD National Action Plan's 5 goals. Presentations feature data including county-level maps on prevalence of COPD and death rates.
Additional links: Agenda, Presentations
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
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New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings Care to the Patients
Highlights a New Mexico program that uses screenings, specialty care via telehealth, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of miners with occupational lung disease. Services are provided via a mobile screening clinic housed in a semi that goes to 12 locations in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Occupational Exposure to Vapor-Gas, Dust, and Fumes in a Cohort of Rural Adults in Iowa Compared with a Cohort of Urban Adults
Examines differences in occupational exposure to vapor-gas, dust, and fumes in rural and urban areas. The rural population studied included both current and former farmers, and those who never farmed, thereby providing insights related to non-agriculture occupational exposure to airborne pollutants in rural areas.
Author(s): Brent C. Doney, Paul K. Henneberger, Michael J. Humann, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(21), 1-5
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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