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Safety and health in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

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630 LANs
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Length:
xxix, 758 p. ; 29 cm.
Publisher:
Rockville, Md.: Government Institutes
Year:
1997
ISBN-ISSN:
0865875529
Type:
Books
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1
Abstract:
Workers in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries often perform tasks far away from emergency service providers; they may be exposed to adverse weather elements; and they have regular interaction with a wide variety of potentially hazardous tools, machines, and environments. Assembled here is a compendium of information on the many chemical, mechanical, biological, thermal, and environmental hazards they may encounter. Some examples of coverage in all three occupations include : Ergonomics, Noise and hearing loss, Vibration exposure, Zoonoses, Cancer, Mental health issues, Disability, Personal protective equipment, and Safety and health programs. Specific articles on Agriculture and Animal Production include : Epidemiology of Agricultural Injuries and Illnesses; Hazard Management and Safety with Agricultural Machines; Chemical Hazards of Farming; Protecting Drinking Water Supplies; Grain Industry Health and Safety Issues; Safety around Beef Cattle; Safety around Horses; Skin Diseases in Farmers; Respiratory Diseases related to work in Agriculture; Health and Safety of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their families; Safety on the Farmstead; Indoor Environmental Hazards in Animal Housing; Industrial Hygiene Evaluations in Agriculture; Occupational Safety and Health Regulations in Agriculture; and EPA Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Specific articles on Forestry include : Epidemiology of Forestry Injuries and Illnesses; Timber Harvesting Safety; Wildland Fires and Firefighting; Epidemiology and Prevention of Helicopter Logging Injuries; Logging and the Law : OSHA Rules and Regulations for Forestry Workers. Specific articles on Fisheries and Aquaculture include ; Epidemiology of Fatal Injury in the U.S. Commmercial Fishing Industry; Safety at Sea; Drowning and Cold Water Survival; Diving Hazards; Motion Sickness; Aquacultural Hazards; Skin Diseases in Fishermen; Legal Concerns in the Fishing Industry; and U.S. Federal Regulation of Fishing Vessels.
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