Farming: A Hazardous Occupation

  • Cordes, D. H.;
  • Rea, Dorothy F.


Physicians with patients who work in rural areas need to be aware of the potential for illness and injury and be well- versed in preventive measures necessary to help keep these patients well. Physicians also need to be aware that the family's principal worker is not the only one exposed to the work hazards. The family joins in the duties of the farm and shares the risks. Physicians can play an important role in reinforcing the need for safe agricultural work practices.


JOURNAL: Occup Med. 1991; 6(3): 327-334. ISSN: 1.

Note: Occupational Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 92055117 .

Publication #: 92055117

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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