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Virginia Agricultural Safety and Health Survey

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  075109.(doi:10.13031/2013.23287)
Authors:   Stanly Christian Mariger, Robert D Grisso, John V Perumpral, Ann W Sorenson, Nedra K Christensen, Rhonda L Miller
Keywords:   farmers, farmers' attitudes, intervention, safety, safety at work, health, wellness, survey, agricultural safety, agricultural hazards

Injuries and occupational illnesses are far more common among farmers and farm workers than in other occupations. The need to reduce the risk associated with agricultural operations is obvious. Past studies focusing on acute or traumatic injuries associated with agricultural work have provided valuable information to planners and educators. The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of exposure to agricultural hazards on traumatic injuries, chronic illness and the general health outcomes of farmers in Virginia.

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