Agriculture

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2014

NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Green Tobacco Sickness

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/GreenTobaccoSickness/

Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is a type of nicotine poisoning that occurs while handling tobacco plants. Workers are at especially high risk for developing this illness when their clothing becomes saturated from tobacco that is wet from rain or morning dew, or perspiration.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2013

Videos from U.S. Agricultural Health and Safety Centers

http://www.youtube.com/USagCenters

The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube Channel is a joint effort of all 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Ag Centers have created over 50 videos pertaining to working safely in agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

(NIOSH)
Dec 2010

Oregon OSHA's Quick Guide to Safety Committees and Safety Meetings for Agriculture Employers (PDF)

http://www.orosha.org/pdf/pubs/4908.pdf

Read this guide if you want to know how to comply with Oregon OSHA’s Safety Committees and Safety Meetings rule – 437-004-0251. This rule – which is effective January 1, 2011 – applies to all agricultural employers whose non-seasonal workers (full time or part-time) work more than ten months during a calendar year.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2007

Agricultural Worker Health Project

http://www.agworkerhealth.org/

The goal of the Agricultural Worker Health Project (AWHP) is to improve farm worker health and safety in the fields and in farm worker housing. California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) have joined forces to create the Agricultural Worker Health Project (AWHP). Our goal is to eliminate dangerous working and living conditions faced by farm workers.

(AWHP)
Apr 2007

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-106/

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics presents summary tables and figures of occupational respiratory disease surveillance data focusing on various occupationally relevant respiratory diseases for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industries.

(NIOSH)
Jan 2006

WISHA Safety and Health Information: Agriculture

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/topics/atoz/topic.asp?KWID=353

On this page, you will find the rules, recommendations and training to keep you and those you care about working safely in the agriculture industry.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
May 2005

WorkSafe Health & Safety Centre - Agriculture

http://agriculture.healthandsafetycentre.org/s/Home.asp

Welcome to the WorkSafe Health & Safety Centre for the agriculture industry. Click on the links for tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries in Agriculture.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jan 2003

OSHA Safety & Health Topics: Agricultural Operations

http://www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/agriculturaloperations/index.html

The agricultural transitions from human to animal to mechanized power, and from mechanical to chemical to genetically engineered tools, have increased farm productivity, but have not decreased the health and safety stresses upon farmers. Over the last 20 years, agriculture has emerged from the third to the most hazardous occupation.

(OSHA)
Jan 2003

Farm Safety Links from MEDLINEplus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/farmsafety.html
(MEDLINEplus)
Jan 2003

NIOSH Agriculture Page

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/agriculture/

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure...

(NIOSH)
Jan 2003

OR-OSHA: Agriculture

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/osha/subjects/agriculture.html

This Oregon OSHA page identifies information on rules, interpretations, publications, videos and program directives relevant to Agriculture.

(Oregon OSHA)

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