Epilogue: Agricultural Occupational and Environmental Health Policy Strategies for the Future

  • Thelin, Anders


Farmers' health and safety are critical public health problems that have historically been ignored in the United States and in many countries by health policy developers. The challenges to reduce the hazards are significant. However, by mobilizing the resources, the public will, and the structure to carry out preventive programs, progress is possible. Sweden has shown that research, education, engineering, and regulation have resulted in significant reductions of tractor rollover deaths, chainsaw injuries, and hearing loss.


JOURNAL: Am J Ind Med. 1990; 18(4): 523-526.

Note: American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 91063430 .

Publication #: 91063430

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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