ERIC Number: ED292593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The Occupational Health of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States. Second Edition.
Wilk, Valerie A.
Intended to provide a framework for a research agenda on migrant and seasonal farmworker health and to serve as a resource for all those concerned with farmworker health, this report examines farmworker health data gathered within the past 10-15 years. The document contains the following material: (1) an overview of the major occupational health problems reported by migrant health centers; (2) a summary of the literature on each agricultural health problem presented; (3) information on ongoing research projects on farmworker occupational health; (4) recommendations for research priorities on farmworker health; (5) information on occupational safety and health laws covering agricultural workers; and (6) a resource guide on farmworker occupational safety and health, including training materials. One-third of the report is devoted to specific occupational health problems including communicable diseases, urinary tract infections/kidney problems, heat stress, pesticide-related illness, dermatitis, eye problems, accidents, noninfectious respiratory diseases, cancer, hazards for children in the fields, and hazards for pregnant women and/or the newborn. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Child Welfare, Demography, Disease Incidence, Diseases, Epidemiology, Farm Labor, Health Conditions, Health Needs, Labor Legislation, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Problems, Migrants, Occupational Diseases, Occupational Safety and Health, Pesticides, Physical Environment, Poisons, Public Health, Quality of Working Life, Research Needs, Rural Population, Sanitary Facilities, Seasonal Laborers, Work Environment
National Rural Health Association, 301 East Armour Blvd., Suite 420, Kansas City, MO 64111 ($15.00; $12.00 for quantities).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For the executive summary, see RC 016 510.