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

J Agromedicine 2019 Feb 8:1-11. 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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February 2019
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At Work in the Woods: Occupational Hazards of Harvesting Special Non-Forest Products in the Pacific Northwest.

J Agromedicine 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

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

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February 2019

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

J Agromedicine 2019 Feb 3. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

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

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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February 2019

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

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 24:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

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

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 22:1-10. 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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January 2019
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Single Vehicle Logging-Related Traffic Crashes in Louisiana from 2010-2015.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 11:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2019.1567422DOI Listing
January 2019
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Risk Assessment and Recommendations for Forester Exposure to Hymenoptera.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 9:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 22:1-10. 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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January 2019
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Symptoms among Loggers in the Ark-La-Tex Region.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 9:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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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January 2019
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Evaluation of Safety Management and Leadership Training Using Mobile Technologies among Logging Supervisors.

J Agromedicine 2019 Jan 9:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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

Authors:
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://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1539421DOI Listing
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://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://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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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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January 2018
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Prevalence of Abnormal Serum Cholinesterase and Associated Symptoms from Pesticide Exposure among Agricultural Workers in the South of Thailand.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):270-278

a Department of Environmental Health Sciences , School of Public Health, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI , USA.

Objective: To determine prevalence of abnormal serum acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and behavioral risks associated behaviors from pesticide exposure.

Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected from agriculture workers in Trang Province, Thailand in 2013-2014. Agricultural workers in Trang Province filled out questionnaires provided by the Ministry of Public Health and gave blood samples. Read More

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January 2018
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Living Conditions, Access to Healthcare Services, and Occupational Health and Safety Conditions of Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers in the Çukurova Region.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):262-269

b Department of Public Health , Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine , Adana , Turkey.

Objective: Migrant seasonal agricultural workers who are employed in one of the most hazardous occupations in Turkey experience difficulties in accessing health-care services. The aim of this study is to investigate the living conditions, access to health-care services, and occupational health and safety conditions of migrant seasonal agricultural workers in the Çukurova region.

Methods: Four hundred migrant seasonal agricultural workers were contacted in the county of Karataş located in the province of Adana, Turkey. Read More

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January 2018
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Literature review: dermal monitoring data for pesticide exposure assessment of farm workers.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):187-214

a School of Population and Public Health , University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada.

Objective: To conduct a literature review to determine the types of information that existing dermal pesticide monitoring data could provide for future pesticide exposure assessment in occupational epidemiology.

Methods: A systematic literature search was performed on eight online databases. Two screening phases with predetermined criteria identified the qualifying literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1448734DOI Listing
January 2018
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Burst Lacerations: A New Term for a Common Injury to the Foot.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):279-283

a University Hospital Galway , Ireland.

Objective: This case series describes four cases with a similar mechanism of injury: crush injuries to the foot from hydraulic presses/trailers. The aim of the study was to review a specific cohort of pneumatic compression injuries of the foot in terms of their soft-tissue component, and in particular relating to the burst lacerations.

Method: The mechanism and patterns of injury were reviewed to identify common features in a case series of four crush injuries to the foot which presented to the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway over a period of 6 months between January and July 2017. Read More

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January 2018
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Farm operators' experiences of advanced technology and automation in Swedish agriculture: a pilot study.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):215-226

c TTS Work Efficiency Institute , Rajamaki , Finland.

This pilot study investigated how farm operators use and experience working with advanced farm technology and automated systems. The study participants included 10 farm operators at 4 modern and technically well-equipped arable and dairy farms. The informants reported that the technology allowed for more accuracy and efficiency in daily work, made the work less physically strenuous, and gave more time for leisure. Read More

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January 2018
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National Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Safety and Health Assessment.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):297-301

c School of Applied Sciences,Technology, and Education , Utah State University , Logan , Logan , USA.

This brief report for the Journal of Agromedicine presents key findings of a systematic review of scholarly products produced between 2004 and 2015 associated with agricultural safety and health priority areas. This brief report is derived from "A review of the National Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Safety and Health". The purpose of this report is to provide a synopsis of extension and research safety efforts and provide recommendations for extension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1467807DOI Listing
January 2018
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Agriculture and musculoskeletal disorders in low- and middle-income countries.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):227-248

c Department of Work Science, Business Economics & Environmental Psychology (AEM) , Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) , Alnarp , Sweden.

Objectives: To systematically explore and summarize the risk factors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among the agricultural workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). In addition, to identify and analyze the methodological flaws in the reviewed studies.

Methods: A comprehensive electronic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Medline, SCOPUS, CINAHL, Science Direct, Embase, Wiley Online Library, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases. Read More

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January 2018
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Augmented Reality Farm MAPPER Development: Lessons Learned from an App Designed to Improve Rural Emergency Response.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(3):284-296

e Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington and Employee Occupational Health VA Puget Sound Health Care, Puget Sound Veterans Administration , Seattle , DC , USA.

Fire departments have right-of-entry to most commercial industrial sites and preemptively map them to identify the onsite resources and hazards they need to promptly and safely respond to an emergency event. This is not the case for private farms. Emergency responders are blind to resources and hazards prior to arrival and must spend critical minutes locating them during an emergency response at a farm location. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1470051DOI Listing
January 2018
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Effect of Time Elapsed since Last Pruner Maintenance on Upper-Extremity Biomechanics during Manual Flower Cutting.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):166-175

a Department of Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering , Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , Bogotá , Colombia.

Objective: Manual flower cutting imposes large biomechanical demands on workers' upper extremities. Solutions are required to reduce these demands. This study investigated the effect of time elapsed since the last pruner maintenance on the biomechanical demands of the upper extremities during flower-cutting operations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1423250DOI Listing
January 2018
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Asthma among Household Youth on Racial Minority Operated Farms-United States, 2008.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):144-153

a Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Morgantown, WV , USA.

Objectives: Youth on farms are at risk for injuries and illnesses, including asthma, which continues to disproportionately affect minority groups.

Methods: For this study, the 2008 Minority Farm Operator Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (M-CAIS) data were used to estimate the prevalence of asthma among youth aged 0-19 years living on racial minority-operated farms. Youth were considered to have a lifetime diagnosis of asthma based on an affirmative response to the question "Has he/she ever been diagnosed as having asthma by a health professional?"

Results: In 2008, of the estimated 37,400 youth (0-19 years) who lived on racial minority operated farms, 11% had asthma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1422837DOI Listing
January 2018
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Chronic Health Risks in Commercial Fishermen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from a Small Rural Fishing Village in Alaska.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):176-185

c Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences , University of Washington , Seattle , WA , USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate chronic health risks before and during the fishing season in a sample of commercial fishermen, addressing the NIOSH priority of Total Worker Health.

Methods: Gillnet license holders in Cordova, Alaska (n = 607) were contacted to participate in a preseason survey (March 2015) assessing health behaviors. A mid-season survey (July 2015) was also conducted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1425172DOI Listing
January 2018
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Investigation of UK Farmer Go/No-Go Decisions in Response to Tractor-Based Risk Scenarios.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):154-165

a Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology , University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen , Scotland.

Objectives: Tractors are a source of injury and fatality in agriculture. Despite this farmers continue to engage in risk-taking behaviors, including operating tractors without appropriate equipment. In order to change behaviors and attitudes toward safety, it is important to understand how farmers approach different types of risk relevant to tractor use. Read More

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January 2018
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What Happens to the Farm? Australian Farmers' Experiences after a Serious Farm Injury.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):134-143

c Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine , Monash University , Melbourne , Australia.

Objectives: To investigate the experiences of farmers on returning to farming following a serious farm-related injury.

Methods: Patients who had sustained major trauma on a farm in Victoria, Australia, were identified using the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR). In depth, semistructured phone interviews were conducted with 31 participants. Read More

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January 2018
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Field Sanitation in U.S. Agriculture: Evidence from NAWS and Future Data Needs.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(2):123-133

a Department of Economics , Colorado State University , Fort Collins , CO , USA.

Objectives: We studied relationships between demographic and work-related characteristics and exposure to health-related risk associated with field sanitation within the population of U.S. farmworkers while critically examining adequacy of existing data toward understanding patterns. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1427642DOI Listing
January 2018
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Leadership and Funding: Changes Ahead for Agricultural Safety and Health.

J Agromedicine 2018 ;23(1):3-6

b Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, National Farm Medicine Center, National Children's Center , Marshfield , Wisconsin , USA.

For the last several decades, financial support for agricultural safety and health programs and professionals has primarily been covered by public dollars through federal and state government grant programs and appropriations. This federal and state funding provided a tremendous boost to farm safety and health professionals and program efforts for 30+ years and has provided the foundation and structure for current agricultural safety and health efforts and activities. However, there is reason to question long-term sustainability of a sufficient level of federal and state dollars for agricultural safety and health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2017.1404949DOI Listing
January 2018
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