Injury Prevention

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Oct 01, 2012
Integrating Safety into Agritourism

This website contains a variety of walkthroughs, based on the type of operation, to help owners identify health and safety hazards and provides resources that can be used to help fix these hazards. It’s a great tool that can be used to help keep children safe when they visit farms and ranches.

Source: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Mar 01, 2010
Air You Breathe: Oregon OSHA's Respiratory Protection Guide for Agricultural Employers (PDF)

In this guide from Oregon OSHA you'll learn what you can do to protect your employees from agricultural respiratory hazards.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 01, 2009
NIOSH Science Blog: Preventing Death and Injury in Tractor Overturns with Roll-Over Protective Structures

This month's NIOSH Science Blog addresses tractor overturns which the leading cause of occupational agricultural deaths in the United States.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2006
HSE Research Report Series – Farmers, Farm Workers and Work-Related Stress

This research explores the ways in which stress affects farming communities, how this has changed in recent years, and the degree to which work-related aspects of stress may be assuaged by support interventions. A qualitative case study research approach was employed to address these issues, involving 60 interviews in five locations across England and Wales.

Source: HSE

Jan 01, 2006
Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers

This booklet describes how to make or order inexpensive new tools or to modify existing ones to reduce the risk of back aches and pains in the arms, shoulders, and hands of farm workers.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 01, 2005
Asthma Among Household Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations

This National Ag Safety Database addresses symptoms and triggers of asthma, as well as asthma among household youth on Hispanic farm operations.

Source: NASD

May 01, 2005
Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers

Farm workers get backaches and pains in the shoulders, arms, and hands more than any other health problem. Learn about solutions to prevent injuries.

Source: NIOSH