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Thinking Ahead of the Tractor: Driver Safety and Situation Awareness.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 18:1-10. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

a Applied Psychology and Human Factors Group, School of Psychology , University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen , UK.

Objective: Situation awareness has been identified as a key skill in maintaining safety in high-risk, dynamic industries. However, there is a lack of research evaluating situation awareness requirements and error types in agricultural operators. The aim of this study was to explore situation awareness among farmers in the United Kingdom (UK) when operating heavy agricultural machinery. Read More

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April 2019
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Economic Evaluation and Systematic Review of Publicly Available Workers' Compensation Practice Details and Mod Rate Calculators Applied to Upper Midwest Agriculture.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 2:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

d University of Washington and Puget Sound Veterans Administration , Seattle , WA , USA.

Background: Agricultural employment is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Workers' compensation coverage requirements for agricultural work vary from state to state, and experience modifier rates (E-mods) affecting insurance premiums sometimes vary drastically across state lines and according to claim severities and farm sizes. We proposed to develop an interactive software application that would educate farmers on the impact of employee time loss on annual E-mod factor change specific to their geographic location and farm size. Read More

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April 2019
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A Brief Report Describing Cancer Outreach Events in the Rural Midwest.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 20:1-4. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

a Avera Cancer Institute , Sioux Falls , SD , USA.

This brief report describes the findings of seven cancer prevention outreach efforts to rural locations in South Dakota and Minnesota with a specific focus on reaching agriculture workers and their families. The outreach events varied in size from a couple of hundred attendees to over 100,000 attendees. The purpose of these events also varied greatly from county fairs to health fairs. Read More

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Innovation diffusion in an agricultural health center: moving information to practice.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 19:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

b College of Nursing , University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha , NE , USA.

This article presents a case study logic model-approach of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) - one of eleven federally funded Agricultural Health and Safety Centers in the United States. We used social network analysis (SNA) to examine how information generated from CS-CASH regarding respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) use is disseminated across their network of key stakeholders and ultimately to end-users (i.e. Read More

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Comparison of agricultural injuries reported in the media and census of fatal occupational injuries.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 19:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

c Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health , University of Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha , Nebraska , USA.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes annual statistics on occupational injuries and fatalities in the United States. The BLS fatality data include all agricultural workers while the non-fatal injury data only cover hired employees on large farms. In 2012, the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) began collecting regional media monitoring data of agricultural injury incidents to augment national statistics. Read More

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Prevalence of Chronic Diseases and Occupational Injuries and their Influence on the Health-Related Quality of Life Among Farmers Working in Small-Farm Enterprises.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 16:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

e College of Health Sciences , Old Dominion University , Norfolk , VA , USA.

Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of chronic diseases and occupational accidents and injuries, and to examine their association with the quality of life among a sample of Iranian farmers.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 736 male farmers. Data on the prevalence of chronic diseases and occupational accidents and injuries was collected using an author-developed questionnaire, and the SF-36 questionnaire was used to obtain information on quality of life. Read More

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March 2019
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A feasibility study comparing objective and subjective field-based physical exposure measurements during apple harvesting with ladders and mobile platforms.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 16:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

b Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.

Although mobile orchardplatforms have been developed to improve apple harvesting productivity in the US, the physical exposures of workers usingthe mobile platforms have not been well characterized, partlydue to the lack of assessment tools specific to the tree fruitorchard environment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and utility of different subjective and objective methods for characterizing apple harvesting workers' posture, armrepetition, heart rate, and perceived exertion during platform- and conventional ladder-based harvesting. During a regular full shiftwork (8 hours), the objective physical exposure measures (armelevation, torso inclination, and heart rate) of 6 platform, 6 ground, and 8 ladder workers were measured with tri-axial accelerometersand heart rate monitor; and subjective perceived exertion wascollected using standardized Borg RPE and CR-10 scales, translated into Spanish. Read More

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March 2019
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Silo-Filler's Disease: One Health System's Experience and an Update of the Literature.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 16:1-6. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

b Pulmonary Medicine, Marshfield Clinic , Marshfield , Wisconsin , USA.

Silo-filler's disease, a life-threatening condition from exposure to silage gas in recently filled silos, has been known for over 5 decades now. However, farm workers remain exposed to this preventable condition. We describe the index presentations and subsequent changes among 19 patients managed within our health system over a 61-year period and highlight the need for ongoing education on minimizing exposure to silo gas. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluation of a Physical Ergonomic Intervention for Milking Parlor Operatives - A Case Study.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 16:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

a Department of Horticultural Engineering , Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy , Potsdam , Germany.

Musculoskeletal pain and disorders frequently occur among milking parlor operatives on dairy farms, irrespective of the farm size and despite that the work is carried out in an upright position. The objective of this case study was to assess the effect of a new milking system, a physical ergonomic intervention, to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and disorders among milking parlor operatives. The new milking system has a reduced cluster weight and single tube guidance and, consequently, abandons the positioning of the cluster underneath the udder, thus reducing the postural load. Read More

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A Systematic Review of Large Agriculture Vehicles Use and Crash Incidents on Public Roads.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 16:1-14. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

a World Safety Organisation Collaborating Center for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences , James Cook University , Townsville , Queensland , Australia.

Background: Agricultural vehicles are a common sight on rural public roads. However, due to their larger mass (height, width, length, and weight), there are concerns about safety. The aim of this paper is to explore crash incidents on public roads of agricultural vehicles to determine the size of the problem, risk factors, and potential prevention strategies. Read More

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March 2019
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Safety in steep slope logging operations.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 12;24(2):138-145. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

a College of Forestry , Oregon State University , Corvallis , OR , USA.

Partial results of a NIOSH-funded study for "Protecting the Logging Workforce: Development of Innovative Logging Techniques for a Safer Work Environment" by a team of researchers at Oregon State University are presented that review safety in steep slope logging. Comparisons are made for hazards and exposures of "conventional" and new technologies for steep slopes. Hazards of new technologies are identified. Read More

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April 2019
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Conventional and Complementary Therapy Use among Mexican Farmworkers in North Carolina: Applying the I-CAM-Q.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 12:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

e Department of Radiology , Wake Forest School of Medicine , Winston-Salem , North Carolina , USA.

Objectives: This analysis documents the use of conventional health-care providers, traditional healers, and complementary therapies by Mexican farmworkers; identifies the purposes and perceived helpfulness of these modalities; and delineates variation in the use of traditional healers and complementary therapies.

Methods: Two-hundred Mexican farmworkers in North Carolina completed interviews May-September, 2017. The International Complementary and Alternative Medicine Questionnaire (I-CAM-Q) elicited use of conventional health-care providers, traditional healers, and complementary therapies in the previous 12 months. Read More

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Occupational Stressors among Farmers in Iran Using Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Methods.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 12:1-10. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

c College of Health Sciences , Old Dominion University , Norfolk , VA , USA.

Introduction: Rural communities, especially farmers, are exposed to numerous concerns and stressors due to their type of occupation. The present study aimed at evaluating and prioritizing occupational stressors that cause dissatisfaction among farmers using Fuzzy Delphi Method and Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process.

Methods: This qualitative applied research was conducted in two phases. Read More

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Health Indicators of a Cohort of Midwest Farmers: Health Outcomes of Participants in the Certified Safe Farm Program.

J Agromedicine 2019 Mar 8:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

a College of Public Health , University of Iowa , Iowa City , IA , USA.

Occupational illness, injury, and fatality rates for those working in production agriculture are higher than in any other industry. A potential risk factor contributing to occupational injuries across all industries is acute or chronic co-morbidity (e.g. Read More

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March 2019
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Wildfire Associated Health Risks Impacting Farmers and Ranchers.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 26;24(2):129-132. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

c Department of Microbiology & Immunology , Tulane School of Medicine , New Orleans , LA , USA.

The incidence of large, uncontained wildfires in North America has increased in recent years, significantly impacting both urban and agriculturally-focused areas. The physical damage and health pressures left in the wake of uncontrolled fires has especially devastated farm and ranch operators in affected areas, prompting concern from the community of healthcare providers and advocates servicing this specialized occupational population. The AgriSafe Network, a leading health advocacy organization centered in agricultural health, conducted an interactive webinar with nationally recognized knowledge thought leaders as a response to this crisis. Read More

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April 2019
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System Failure: Work Organization and Injury Outcomes among Latino Forest Workers.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 8;24(2):186-196. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

d Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety And Health (PNASH) Center, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.

Objectives: Forestry services is a hazardous industry with high job-related injury, illness, and fatality rates. The Northwest workforce is largely Spanish-speaking, Latino, and immigrant, working in poor conditions with insufficient attention paid to safety and health. Institutional racism fundamentally shapes the structural vulnerability of Latino immigrant workers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6476664PMC
April 2019
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At Work in the Woods: Occupational Hazards of Harvesting Non-Timber Forest Products in the Pacific Northwest.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 6;24(2):125-128. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

c PNASH Center , University of Washington , Seattle , Washington.

Harvesting timber for lumber produces is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. While not exhaustive, the literature on these dangers is substantial. However, several other smaller harvesting forest based industries put workers at risk in unique ways. Read More

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Non-Timber Forest Products in the Southeastern United States: Implications for Worker Safety and Health.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 26;24(2):121-124. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

b North Carolina Cooperative Extension , Watauga County Center , Boone , NC , USA.

Non-timber forest products in the southeastern United States are rich and varied and contribute millions of dollars to the economies of timber producing states. They include medicinals, specialty wood products, floral greens, and edibles. However, little is known about the safety and health outcomes of those workers that harvest non-timber forest products. Read More

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Emergency Medical Services Pre-Hospital Care Reports as a Data Source for Logging Injury Surveillance.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 11;24(2):133-137. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

b Bassett Research Institute , Bassett Healthcare Network , Cooperstown , USA.

Logging workers are at high risk of injury, and although data on fatal injuries exists, less is known about non-fatal injuries. The purpose of this study is to describe initial trends in logging morbidity in Maine and New Hampshire using pre-hospital care reports. Demographics and specifics of the event were recorded for each incident case. Read More

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April 2019
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The Dangerous Middle: Situational Awareness and Worker Perception of Beetle Kill.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 22;24(2):157-166. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

c Department of Anthropology , University of Wyoming , Laramie , USA.

Forest workers, including loggers, foresters, and wildland firefighters, are regularly exposed to some of the most fatal occupational environments in the United States. These hazardous work environments may become even more complex and dynamic when subject to bark beetle outbreaks that have resulted in significant tree mortality. The impacts of tree death from bark beetles are significant, with the cumulative 17-year (2000-2016) footprint for bark beetle caused tree mortality estimated at 54 million acres. Read More

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April 2019
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Single Vehicle Logging-Related Traffic Crashes in Louisiana from 2010-2015.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 7;24(2):177-185. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

c Department of Statistics , Texas A&M University , College Station , TX , USA.

Objectives: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), highway transportation crashes are the number one cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. The rate of fatal crashes in logging far exceeds the average annual rate for all sectors combined, yet few studies examine logging-related transportation crashes, and little is known about factors influencing the frequency of these crashes. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with fatal and nonfatal injuries among drivers involved in a single vehicle logging-related crash in Louisiana. Read More

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April 2019
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Risk Assessment and Recommendations for Forester Exposure to Hymenoptera.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 29;24(2):146-156. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

b Department of Toxicology , North Carolina State University , Raleigh , NC , USA.

Objective: Ants, bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets (insects in Order Hymenoptera) are potentially a serious concern to outdoor workers, as the venom from their stings can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. This study assessed the impacts of Hymenoptera stings and related worker training regimes of forestry workers across the United States (US).

Methods: A survey was distributed to nearly 2,000 outdoor workers in the forestry industry from four US regions (South, West, Northeast, and Midwest). Read More

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April 2019
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Injury Rate Comparisons for Nonmechanized and Mechanized Logging Operations, Washington State, 2005-2014.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 22;24(2):205-214. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Washington State Department of Labor and Industries , SHARP , Olympia , WA , USA.

Objectives: Current industry classification systems in the United States do not differentiate mechanized and nonmechanized logging operations. The objectives of this article are to quantify injury risk differences between mechanized and nonmechanized logging operations in Washington State and to evaluate for potential injury risk tradeoffs, such as decreasing traumatic injuries while increasing nontraumatic injuries that might occur when mechanized logging operations are substituted for nonmechanized logging operations.

Methods: Using Washington State workers' compensation insurance risk classes to differentiate mechanized and nonmechanized logging operations, injury and illness claims data and employer reported hours were used to compare claim rates and to characterize injuries by type of logging operation. Read More

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April 2019
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Symptoms among Loggers in the Ark-La-Tex Region.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 30;24(2):167-176. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Public Health in San Antonio , Texas , USA.

Background: The U.S. logging sector is among the most dangerous industrial sectors, with high fatality and non-fatal injury rates. Read More

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Evaluation of Safety Management and Leadership Training Using Mobile Technologies among Logging Supervisors.

J Agromedicine 2019 Apr 4;24(2):197-204. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

a The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston , School of Public Health in San Antonio , Texas , USA.

Background: Logging is recognized as one of the most dangerous industries in the United States (US), ranking among those with the highest occupational injury and fatality rates. Although logging operations in the Southeastern US have lower rates of injuries and fatalities compared to other regions of the US, due in part to the use of large machinery to fell timber as opposed to chainsaw felling, safety hazards continue to persist. The hazards present in the logging cut sites in which loggers operate may result in worker injury, illness, or fatality. Read More

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April 2019
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"Peer Reviewer of the Year" 2019: Honorable Mention.

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Scott Heiberger

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 27;24(1). Epub 2018 Dec 27.

a Managing Editor.

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January 2019
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The Evolution of Agricultural Health and Safety in the United States.

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Marc B Schenker

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 26;24(1):3-5. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

a Department of Public Health Sciences , University of California , Davis , CA , USA.

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January 2019
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Journal of Agromedicine "Peer Reviewer of the Year" 2019: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD.

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Scott Heiberger

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 26;24(1):6-7. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

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January 2019
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Dr. Marc B. Schenker named Journal of Agromedicine "Leader in the Field" 2019.

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Scott Heiberger

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 26;24(1):1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

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January 2019
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Development of methodology to document and code farm-related injuries and fatalities involving manure storage, handling and transport - with summary of 2017 incidents.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 9;24(1):90-100. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

a Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering , Purdue University , West Lafayette , Indiana , USA.

As part of ongoing surveillance of fatalities and injuries involving agricultural confined spaces by Purdue University's Agricultural Safety and Health Program, nearly 300 cases involving manure storage, handling, and transport equipment and facilities have been documented over the past 30 years. With the exception of a summary of 77 fatalities published by Beaver and Field, these cases have not been previously analysed or published due to a lack of resources and the limitations of the Purdue Agricultural Confined Spaces Incident Database (PACSID) which was designed primarily for analysis of grain-related cases. These limitations included differences in terminology used to code case information in the PACSID and dissimilar causative and contributing factors. Read More

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January 2019
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Farmers' Preventive Behavior Analysis Against Sunlight Using the Health Belief Model: A Study from Iran.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 28;24(1):110-118. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

b Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences , Tarbiat Modares University , Tehran , Iran.

Agriculture is one of the major sources of employment and income in many countries, especially in developing countries. Farmers are exposed to numerous harmful factors such as sunlight and ultraviolet radiation. These factors contribute to multiple diseases including skin cancer. Read More

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January 2019
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Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries Associated with Palpation, Infection Control Practices, and Zoonotic Disease Risks among Utah Clinical Veterinarians.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 26;24(1):35-45. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

b Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering , Penn State University , University Park , Pennsylvania , USA.

Objectives: Practicing veterinarians are exposed to unique occupational hazards and zoonotic diseases. National studies have highlighted an increase risk to injuries and a lack of veterinary awareness for these hazards. In Utah (and likely other states), reports of acquired zoonoses are sporadic, and underlying risk factors poorly understood. Read More

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January 2019
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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Associated with Brucellosis among Small-Scale Goat Farmers in Thailand.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 13;24(1):56-63. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

g School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences , University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , MN , USA.

Objectives: This study aimed to identify occupational risk factors for brucellosis among small scale goat farmers in Thailand.

Methods: To better understand farmers' knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with brucellosis we interviewed 51 farmers and tested 314 goats for Brucella melitensis.

Results: All serological samples tested negative for Brucella infection. Read More

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January 2019
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What occupational and physical therapists know about farmers' health.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 8;24(1):64-73. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

c Department of Occupational therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions , Boston , MA , USA.

Farmers are at high risk for losing their occupation because of their susceptibility for developing chronic conditions and incurring injuries. Although, occupational and physical therapists have basic education in return-to-work methods, specialty training is needed to help farmers with disabilities. The North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership, part of the U. Read More

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January 2019
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Marketing Farm Safety: Using Principles of Influence to Increase PTO Shielding.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 1;24(1):101-109. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

a The Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing , Cooperstown , NY , USA.

Objectives: Despite much work to reduce the frequency and severity of agricultural injuries, these events still occur. Power take-off entanglements are one example of agricultural events that can lead to death or permanent disability. This manuscript considers the use of marketing techniques to reduce agricultural injuries. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6353692PMC
January 2019
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The association between awkward working posture and low back disorders in farmers: a systematic review.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 2;24(1):74-89. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) , University of Saskatchewan , Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , Canada.

Background: Low back disorders (LBD) are the most common musculoskeletal problem among farmers, with higher prevalence than other occupations. Although studies of the general population have shown an association between LBD and awkward working posture, farmers have unique work context and exposures that may modify this relationship. This review aimed to 1) identify published research studies investigating posture as a risk factor for LBD in farmers/agricultural workers, and 2) determine the strength of the relationship between postural exposure and LBD risk of bias assessment. Read More

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January 2019
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Agricultural stressors: identification, causes and perceived effects among Nigerian crop farmers.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 1;24(1):46-55. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

a Department of Agricultural Economics, P.M.B 1515 , University of Ilorin , Ilorin , Nigeria.

Background: Many studies have focused on agricultural-related health hazards globally; however, little is known about agricultural stressors among crop farmers in the developing countries. This study identified agricultural stressors, their causes and ascribed effects among crop farmers in Nigeria.

Methods: There were 70 crop farmers randomly selected in farming communities across Ekiti State, an agrarian State in South-Western, Nigeria. Read More

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January 2019
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Are Kentucky Farmers Prepared for Farm-Related Emergencies?

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 28;24(1):9-14. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

a College of Health and Human Services , Western Kentucky University, Institute for Rural Health , 1906 College Heights Blvd. # 21038 Bowling Green, KY 42101 , United States.

Objectives: Farming is a hazardous occupation with a high incidence of fatal and non-fatal injuries. Little is known about the preparedness of Kentucky farmers to respond to farm emergencies. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge, preparation, and concerns of Kentucky farmers relative to being prepared to take appropriate action in the event of a farm emergency. Read More

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January 2019
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"I Think the Temperature was 110 Degrees!": Work Safety Discussions Among Hispanic Farmworkers.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 26;24(1):15-25. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

d Farmworker Association of Florida , Apopka , Florida , USA.

Heat-related illness (HRI) among migrant and seasonal farmworkers is an occupational risk addressed through varying mitigation strategies by individual workers and supervisors. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe farmworkers' experience with HRI prevention strategies and assess HRI information seeking preferences, especially the feasibility of using mobile phone apps to access this information. Five focus groups were administered to Hispanic farmworkers in South Carolina. Read More

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January 2019
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Interventions Addressing Injury among Agricultural Workers: A Systematic Review.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 29;24(1):26-34. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

b University of South Dakota , Department of Occupational Therapy.

Agriculture is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous industries by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As such, there is a demonstrable need for the prevention and management of injuries among agricultural workers. It is critical that injuries are managed in order to allow individuals the means to continue participating in meaningful and necessary tasks on the farm or ranch. Read More

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January 2019
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Certified Safe Farm Implementation in North Carolina: Hazards, Safety Improvements, and Economic Incentives.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):381-392

a Department of Applied Ecology , North Carolina State University , Raleigh , NC , USA.

Objectives: Certified Safe Farm (CSF) is a multimodal intervention composed of four components: safety, health, education, and economic incentive. North Carolina has conducted the largest implementation of CSF outside of the Midwestern United States where it was developed. This paper describes the Efficacy dimension of the Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework for the implementation of CSF in North Carolina during 2009-2012 on 113 farms in a three-county, highly productive and diverse agricultural area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1508395DOI Listing
January 2018
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Using mobile technology to increase safety awareness among dairy workers in the United States.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):315-326

a Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics,and Environmental Sciences , School of Public Health in San Antonio, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston , TX , USA.

Background: Modern U.S. dairy farm operations present multiple safety hazards which may result in worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1502704DOI Listing
January 2018
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Pesticide use, allergic rhinitis, and asthma among US farm operators.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):327-335

b Respiratory Health Division , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC , Morgantown , WV , USA.

Objective: The objective of the study is to examine associations between use of specific pesticides and lifetime allergic rhinitis and current asthma in US primary farm operators.

Methods: The 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey data from 11,210 primary farm operators were analyzed. Pesticide use on the farm was determined using an affirmative response to the question of whether the operator ever mixed, loaded, or applied pesticides on their farm in the 12 months prior to the interview. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501451DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6205162PMC
January 2018
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Technology Use Among Youth While Operating Farm Equipment.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):305-314

b Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education , Pennsylvania State University, University Park , PA , USA.

Distracted driving by using modern technologies has been linked with increased risk of injuries, however, the current research has focused primarily on the use of technology while operating roadway vehicles. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of technology while operating farm equipment among members of an agricultural youth organization (Pennsylvania FFA Association members). An online survey was used to examine the use of technology while operating a tractor, ATV/UTV, skid steer, and truck/car. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501450DOI Listing
January 2018
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Migrant Farmworker Nutritional Strategies: Implications for Diabetes Management.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):347-354

b Center for Worker Health , Wake Forest School of Medicine , Winston-Salem , NC , USA.

Objectives: Diabetes is a chronic disease prevalent in Hispanic/Latino adults, including migrant farmworkers in the US. Its management requires that individuals follow dietary guidelines, which may be difficult for migrant farmworkers due to work and environmental constraints. This analysis is designed to explore potential barriers to and supports for migrant farmworkers' practice of effective dietary self-management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501453DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149220PMC
January 2018
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Occupational Injuries of Aquaculture Workers: Washington State.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):336-346

a Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences , University of Washington , Seattle , DC , USA.

Objective: To characterize occupational injuries of aquaculture workers in Washington State.

Methods: We reviewed accepted Washington State workers' compensation claims from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2014. Trends in employment, worker demographics (including age, sex, and body mass index), claim rate, and injury characteristics were summarized for accepted claims in the Washington State risk classes that include aquaculture workers. Read More

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January 2018
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A Review of 2016-2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):374-380

a National Farm Medicine Center , Marshfield Clinic Research Institute , Marshfield , WI , USA.

Skid steers or loaders are becoming prolific in U.S. agriculture - as are the injuries and fatalities related to their use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455DOI Listing
January 2018
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Evaluating The Swedish Approach to Motivating Improved Work Safety Conditions on Farms: Insights from Fear Appeals and the Extended Parallel Processing Model.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(4):355-373

a Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences , Alnarp , Sweden.

Farm work safety intervention programs based on educating and informing have been criticized for not demonstrably improving work safety. We argue that these criticisms are misplaced and that the problem with educating and informing lies not necessarily in the tool, but rather in its implementation. We arrive at this conclusion by systematically investigating eight of the largest farm work safety interventions in Sweden. Read More

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January 2018
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Job Resources and Work Engagement among Finnish Dairy Farmers.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):249-261

e The Department of Agricultural Sciences , University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to examine job resources, work engagement and Finnish dairy farmers' preferences concerning methods to enhance overall well-being while working on farms.

Methods: A postal survey yielded 265 completed questionnaires from 188 dairy farms. The sample was assessed as representative of Finnish dairy farmers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1470047DOI Listing
January 2018
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