Innovative approaches to farm safety and health for youth, senior farmers and health care providers

Joleen Ten Hulzen Huneke, Susanna Von Essen, Robert D. Grisso

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Agriculture is one of the most hazardous occupations. It is also one of the few occupations where age does not limit participation in the workforce. There is a need for safety and health education to reduce the numbers of youth and senior farmers who suffer injury and illness from activities related to production agriculture. Health care providers who practice in rural areas must become more aware of occupational and environmental health issues associated with farming. The outcomes of the Nebraska Rural Health and Safety Coalition (NRHSC) projects were threefold: awareness increased on farm health and safety issues for youth and senior farmers, information was provided about farm-related health conditions to health care professional students and rural physicians, and training was enriched for rural pre-hospital care providers. The NRHSC members included individuals from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Department of Health, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cooperative Extension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1998


  • Farm health and safety
  • Health providers
  • Rural EMS
  • Senior farmers
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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