Injury and Asthma Among Youth Less Than 20 Years of Age on Minority Farm Operations in the United States, 2000

Injury and Asthma Among Youth Less Than 20 Years of Age on Minority Farm Operations in the United States, 2000

by John R. Myers, Kitty J. Hendricks, Larry A. Layne, E. Michael Goldcamp
     
 

In 1996, NIOSH began the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative to prevent farm related injuries to the millions of youth less than 20 years of age who are exposed to agricultural hazards each year. Youth on farms may be exposed to a wide range of work and non-work-related hazards, including falls, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and animals. As a place of…  See more details below

Overview

In 1996, NIOSH began the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative to prevent farm related injuries to the millions of youth less than 20 years of age who are exposed to agricultural hazards each year. Youth on farms may be exposed to a wide range of work and non-work-related hazards, including falls, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and animals. As a place of work and a place of residence, the farm presents unique challenges for injury prevention.

The NIOSH initiative is based on a comprehensive program of surveillance, research, and partnerships. In keeping with the breadth of the Initiative, the following document presents national data for non-fatal youth injuries on Hispanic farms for 2000. These data, drawn from a special survey of minority farm operators across the U.S., indicate that 366 youth were injured on Hispanic farms during 2000. The causes of these injuries included falls, animals, and vehicles such as ATVs. This document, which is the second in a series of four publications, fills a current data need by providing demographic information on youth exposed to these hazards on Hispanic farm operations.

This document is an important step in understanding the magnitude of youth injuries occurring on Hispanic-operated farms in the U.S.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013369207
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
115 KB

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