Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention - Surveillance of Agricultural and Logging Fatalities in Selected States in the Southeast Region and Comparisions with Surveillance in Central States Region

  • Purschwitz, Mark (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The recognized agricultural fatality problem was a primary reason for creation of the NIOSH agricultural program over 25 years ago. In addition, it is known that logging-related fatalities are a serious problem in the United States;. However, we do not know how many or what type of agricultural fatalities are occurring in the Southeast Region that falls under SCAHIP, nor we do know how many or what type of logging-related fatalities are occurring. We will monitor and report on agricultural and logging-related fatalities in five selected Southeast Region states (budget limited): Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, and Virginia. We will compare the agricultural fatalities with those compiled via surveillance by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) of seven Great Plains states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota. We will be contracting with the same surveillance service provider and using the same media monitoring service as used by CS-CASH, therefore the search methods and reports will be comparable. Logging fatality surveillance will help us understand the problem in our region.
Effective start/end date9/30/169/29/18


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