Using History and Accomplishments to Plan for the Future

  • Petrea, Robert (Chip)

This is a summary of 15 years in agricultural safety and health, with action steps for future directions.

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Conference Presentations and Papers

The following is a complete list of citations taken from the electronic proceedings of the Agricultural Safety and Health Network’s “An Agricultural Safety and Health Conference: Using Past and Present to Map Future Actions,” Baltimore, March 1–2, 2001 ( Citations used in the preparation of this document appear with the last name of the first author listed in parentheses with no date, for example, (Chapman).

Buchan, V., & Tungate, S. Future success: What is required? (Speaking on behalf of HI-CAHS/Agricultural Centers Evaluation Team.)
Buitrago, C. Farm population, migration, and its implications on health and safety: An anthropological approach.
Chapman, L., & Meyers, J. Ergonomics and musculoskeletal injuries in agriculture.
Cole, H.P. Cognitive-behavioral approaches to community safety education.
Donham, K.J., & Storm, J.F. History of agriculture at risk: A report to the nation.
Duarte, M., & Quavez, A.J. (translation). Farmworker responses to conference. (Speaking on behalf of Lideras Campesinas and Centro Independiente de Trabjodores Agricolas.)
Earle-Richardson, G. Agricultural health and safety among minority populations.
Erisman, G. (a) Rural emergency response: The safety and health safety net.
———. (b) Training of agricultural safety and health specialists: Academic preparation and inservice of agricultural safety and health specialists/engineers.
Felzien, J. Perspective from women involved in farm economics.
Field, W.E., Yoder, A., & Kingman, D. Influences of disabling conditions on the nature and frequency of farm/ranchrelated injuries.
Fuortes, L.G., Reynolds, S., & Tadevosyan, A. Review of acute and chronic health effects of common agricultural insecticides.
Griffin, D.L. Community intervention strategies: Insurance/other rebate initiatives.
Gunderson, P. Overview of operational structure and potential changes.
Hard, D.L., Myers, J.R., & Gerberich, S.G. Traumatic injuries in agriculture.
Haynie, P. III. Perspective from the National Black Farmer’s Organization.
Hernandez-Peck, M.C. Older farmers: Factors affecting their health and safety.
Jones, P., & Field, W.E. Amish and other old order Anabaptists.
Kirkhorn, S.R., & Schenker, M. Human health effects of agriculture: Physical diseases and illness.
Lee, B.C., & Marlenga, B.L. Children in agriculture: Health and safety update.
Lehtola, C.J., & Karsky, T. Agricultural occupational health services and delivery: Alternative strategies to deliver distance learning.
Lighthall, D. Occupational safety and health among California farm workers: Results of a statewide study.
Mandelbaum, R. Building a just and humane food system through collaborative efforts.
McCarthy, B. Environmental health: Overview of air, water, soil.
McCoy, C.A., Carruth, A.K., & Reed, D.B. Women in agriculture: Risks for occupational injury within the contexts of role and Haddon’s Injury Model.
Myers, M.L. Tractor risk abatement and control.
Niedda, T., & Flocks, J. Facing the challenges of agricultural technology and its impact on health.
Palermo, T., Ehlers, J., & Jones, S. Coalitions: Building partnerships to promote agricultural health and safety.
Rautiainen, R.H. Incentive based intervention programs in agriculture.
Rautiainen, R.H., & DeRoo, L.A. Effectiveness of farm safety interventions.
Rautiainen, R.H., & Reynolds, S.J.. Mortality and morbidity in agriculture in the United States.
Redding, L. Engineering and technology: machinery.
Rosmann, M.R. Agricultural mental health.
Runyan, J.L. Federal laws and regulations affecting farm safety.
Shutske, J.M. The impact of biotechnology and information technology on agricultural worker safety and health.
Stallones, L. Health and safety issues among non-migrant adult farm workers.
Steffen, D. Engineering and technology: buildings and structures.
Thu, K.M. Neighbor health and large-scale swine production.
Vela Acosta, M.S. Migrant and seasonal adolescent farmworkers: New challenges.
Von Essen, S., & Romberger, D. The respiratory inflammatory response to the swine confinement building environment.
Weyer, P. Nitrate in drinking water and human health.
Wheat, J.R., Donham, K.J., Simpson, W.M., Roy, N., & Kirkhorn, S. Medical education for agricultural health and safety.
Willkomm, T. Farming and ranching with a disability.
Work groups. This citation refers to discussion items or references to specific programs or literature that arose during the individual work-group discussions, comments on compiled work-group summaries, or the collective discussions during the closing face-to-face work-group meeting.

Other Citations

These citations either provide for processes or initiatives used as a base for the current project or are referred to in background information underlying recommendations and rationales derived from specific presentations or workgroup processes. The citations, particularly World Wide Web sites, provide the most current listings found.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) (2003). Available at:
Birkett, J.W., & Lester, J.N. (eds.). (2003). Endocrine disruptors in wastewater and sludge treatment processes. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (2003). Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries summary. Available at: BLS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR). (2003a). Progress report 2002. Available at:
———. (2003b). Laws & Regulations: Food and Agriculture Code, Divisions 6, 7, 13. Available at:
Delbecq, A., Van de Ven, A., & Gustafson, D. (1975). Group techniques for program planning. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.
Donham, K., Osterberg, D., Myers, M., & Letohla, C. (1997). Tractor risk abatement and control: The policy
conference, Sept. 10–12, final report.
Iowa City: University of Iowa.
Donham, K.J., & Storm, J.F. (2002). Agriculture at Risk: A Report to the Nation—A historical review, critical analysis, and implications for future funding. Journal of Agriculture Safety and Health 8(1), 9–35.
Erisman, G. (2003). Personal communications.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (2003). Bureaus. Available at:
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM). (1988). Future of public health. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (ICASH). (2003). Available at:
Lee, B., Gallagher, S., Marlenga, B., & Hard, D. (eds.). (2002). Childhood agricultural injury prevention: Progress report and updated national action plan from the 2001 summit. Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic.
Merchant, J.A., Kross, B.C., Donham, K.J., & Pratt, D.S. (eds.). (1989). Agriculture at risk: A report to the nation.The National Coalition for Agricultural Safety and Health. Iowa City: University of Iowa, Institute of Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Health.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). (2003). Available at: A committee of the Office of Rural Health Policy/Health Resources and Services Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Cancer Institute (NCI). (2003a). Pesticide: Word search. Results posted at:
———. (2003b). Nitrates: Word search. Results posted at:
&page=&pgcrp=& pgnci=&pgbypass=&words=Nitrates.
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH). (2003). Overview of America’s farmworkers. Available at:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (2003a). Who are we? Available at: NHTSA is an agency of the Department of Transportation.
———. (2003b). Highway Safety Act of 1966, 1998 Revision. Available at:
National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS). (2003a). Mission statement. Available at:
———. (2003b). Publications, NIFS papers and presentations by category, Education/Programming. Applicable papers from the cited states presented at the 1992 NIFS Summer Conference. Titles available at:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). (2003a) NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards. Available at: NIOSH is an institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
———. (2003b). Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention RFA: OH-03-002. Available at:
———. (2003c). NIOSH Education and Research Centers. Available at:
———. (2003d). NIOSH Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR). Available at:
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). (2003). Priority research areas. Available at:
NCR-197 Committee on Agricultural Safety and Health Research and Extension. (2003). National land grant research and extension agenda for agricultural safety and health—2003. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
North American Agromedicine Consortium (NAAC). (2003). About the North American Agromedicine Consortium. Available at:
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). (2003). Safety and health topics: Permissible Exposure Limits.Available at: OSHA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2003a). Healthy People 2010 and environmental health. Available at: An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
———. (2003b). Disability and secondary conditions. Available at:
Office of Rural Mental Health Research. (2003). Available at: An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Purdue University. (1997). The childhood agricultural injury prevention strategy workshop: A private sector perspective. Final report: A summary of strategies and successes. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, Agricultural Safety and Health Program.
Skjolaas, C.A. (2003). Personal communications.
United States Department of Agriculture. (USDA) (2000). Meeting the challenge of A Time to Act: USDA Progress and Achievements on Small Farms report. Available at:
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS). (2003). Agricultural bioterrorsim. Available at:
United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA CSREES). (2003). Learn about CSREES. Available at:
United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau. (2003). Census 2000 urban and rural classification. Available at:
United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). (1995). Ten essentials of public health services. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS). (2003). DHS organization.
United States Department of Justice. (2003). U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Available at:
United States Department of Labor (2003). Labor Certification Process for Temporary Agricultural Employment in the United States (H-2A Workers), Subpart B. Available at:
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). (2003). About EPA. Available at:
Universal Design Education Online. (2003). About this site. Available at:
Vela Acosta, M.S., & Lee, B. (eds.). (2001). Migrant and seasonal hired adolescent farmworkers: A plan to improve working conditions. Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic.
Wilson, S.H., & Suk, W.A. (eds.). (2002). Biomarkers of environmentally associated disease: Technologies, concepts, and perspectives. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Woodward, M. (1999). Epidemiology: Study design and data analysis. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Healthy People 2010

The leading health indicators are:
  • Physical Activity
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Tobacco Use
  • Substance Abuse
  • Responsible Sexual Behavior
  • Mental Health
  • Injury and Violence
  • Environmental Quality
  • Immunization
  • Access to Health Care
The 28 focus areas are:
  1. Access to Quality Health Services
  2. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
  3. Cancer
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Disability and Secondary Conditions
  7. Educational and Community-Based Programs
  8. Environmental Health
  9. Family Planning
  10. Food Safety
  11. Health Communication
  12. Heart Disease and Stroke
  13. HIV
  14. Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  15. Injury and Violence Prevention
  16. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  17. Medical Product Safety
  18. Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  19. Nutrition and Overweight
  20. Occupational Safety and Health
  21. Oral Health
  22. Physical Activity and Fitness
  23. Public Health Infrastructure
  24. Respiratory Diseases
  25. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  26. Substance Abuse
  27. Tobacco Use
  28. Vision and Hearing
National Occupational Research Agenda Priority Research Areas

Disease and Injury

Allergic and Irritant Dermatitis
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities
Hearing Loss
Infectious Diseases
Low Back Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Traumatic Injuries

Work Environment and Workforce

Emerging Technologies
Indoor Environment
Mixed Exposures
Organization of Work
Special Populations at Risk

Research Tools and Approaches

Cancer Research Methods
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Exposure Assessment Methods
Health Services Research
Intervention Effectiveness Research
Risk Assessment Methods
Social and Economic Consequences of Workplace Illness and Injury
Surveillance Research Methods

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