In the Field with the Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project in California

  • Sciortino, Stan;
  • Conroy, Carol S.;
  • Moltrum, R.;
  • Rogge, J.;
  • Rudy, R.

The FFHHS (Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance) Project was established in 1991 through a cooperative agreement with NIOSH and the State of California, Dept. of Health Services. A stratified cluster sample of agricultural operations in California has been assembled for Monterey and Fresno counties. Health and injury surveys for both farm workers and operators are now being administered and a hazard walk-through evaluation is being conducted on a subsample of farms. While it is too early to report data analysis, the design of the study will be discussed and contrasted with problems in implementation among a migrant work force given the great diversity of agricultural operations in California. The survey instruments will be considered along with the components of the hazard evaluation that have been developed by the California FFHHS project.

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: All at the California Public Health Foundation, Berkeley, CA, except J. Rogge at Dept. of Health Services, Berkeley, CA.

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