In November, 1993, The University of Iowa and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health co-sponsored the "Farm Flood Response Workshop: Implications for Agricultural Safety and Health.," This workshop focused on flood-related problems associated with stress, environmental health, and general safety. Workshop recommendations include:
To begin the process of implementing and extending these recommendations, organizers convened "The Legacy of the Flood of '93: A working conference and electronic network," during April, 1994, in St. Louis. The goals of the conference were to:
As a result of both the St. Louis and Iowa conferences, integrated service teams are being established at the federal, regional, and state levels involving both the public and private sectors. In addition, a moderated, electronic discussion list, "Flood-L," has been established at the University of Missouri - Columbia to facilitate interactive communication and information dissemination related to safety and health issues associated with disasters. Additional recommendations include:
This research abstract was extracted from a portion of the proceedings of "Agricultural Safety and Health: Detection, Prevention and Intervention," a conference presented by the Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Health, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The authors noted above are from: Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Fed. Office of Rural Health Policy, Washington, DC; NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH,; The Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and The Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA respectively.
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