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Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing


Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at high risk for fatal and nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. Farming is one of the few industries in which the families (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for injuries, illness, and death.

A. Develop and evaluate devices that improve ladder safety.

B. Design and test improved safety and health training modules for Latino farmers.

C. Safe use of pesticides for limited English speaking and other minority farmers.

D. Roll over protection devices and roll over warning systems for older tractors.

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