Organized Research in Agricultural Health and Safety

  • Berry, Clyde M.


It is apparent from the foregoing that safety and health have been largely neglected areas among agricultural populations. A smaller farm population and a larger health and safety potential make it imperative that programs be developed to effect needed improvements. Programs cannot be developed until information is at hand on where the problems are, what they are, how big they are, and with some indication as to how they may best be attacked.

The kinds of problems that are known to exist in agricultural areas are not capable of being grouped into such sharply defined packages that they can be handled by any individual discipline. A multidisciplinary approach calls for a multiplicity of skills, with internal and external coordination and cooperation. Certain specific needs by such a group from extramural areas can be identified.

From an intramural standpoint the maximum performance will require the complete cooperation of able and dedicated workers who are sufficiently mature, personally and professionally, to make the most of the resources at their disposal. Such an organization should be worthy of the professional support from the societies to which those disciplines belong and the financial support of those agencies charged with public health responsibilities. none.


JOURNAL: Am J Public Health. 1965; 55(3): 424-428.

Note: American Journal of Public Health.

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This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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