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News and information from the National Center for Farmworker Health since 1984.

Agriculture remains one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Farmworkers are frequently at high risk for work-related injury and even death. In 2008, agricultural workers had a fatality rate of 25.1 per 100,000 workers, one of the highest of any industry in the U.S. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injury. It was created to help ensure safe and healthy working conditions by providing research, education and training. In order to carry out its goals, NIOSH established a network of agricultural centers that would respond to regional issues. This issue of Migrant Health Newsline focuses on the goals, research and findings, and health professional and educator training programs of one of the centers, The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education.

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Publication:Migrant Health Newsline
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Date:May 1, 2010
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