The agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors are the cornerstone of industries that produce food, fiber, and biofuel. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research in order to improve worker safety and health in these sectors. This National Research Council book reviews the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program to evaluate the 1) relevance of its work to improvements in occupational safety and health and 2) the impact of research in reducing workplace illnesses and injuries. The assessment reveals that the program has made meaningful contributions to improving worker safety and health in these fields. To enhance the relevance and impact of its work and fulfill its mission, the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program should provide national leadership, coordination of research, and activities to transfer findings, technologies, and information into practice. The program will also benefit from establishing strategic goals and implementing a comprehensive surveillance system in order to better identify and track worker populations at risk.
National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2008. Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12088.
|2 The Ideal Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Research Program||32-45|
|3 Overall Program Assessment||46-68|
|4 Review of Surveillance Research||69-78|
|5 Review of Research on High-Priority Populations at Risk||79-93|
|6 Review of Health Effects Research||94-110|
|7 Review of Intervention Research||111-123|
|8 Review of Outreach Activities: Knowledge Diffusion and Technology Transfer||124-139|
|9 Other Programmatic Elements Identified by the Committee||140-157|
|10 Program Scoring and Rationale||158-174|
|11 New and Emerging Research in Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Safety and Health||175-194|
|12 Recommendations for Program Improvement||195-210|
|A: Framework for the Review of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health||231-274|
|B: Committee Methods for Gathering Information||275-287|
|C: Information Provided by the NIOSH AFF Program||288-293|
|D: Biographic Sketches of Committee Members||294-300|
|E: Methods for Identifying the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Workforce Population||301-316|
|F: Policies and Regulations Affecting the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Workforce||317-325|
|G: Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources||326-328|
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