Occupational Injuries Among Agricultural Workers 51 to 61 Years Old: A National Study

TitleOccupational Injuries Among Agricultural Workers 51 to 61 Years Old: A National Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsZwerling, C, Sprince, NL, Wallace, RB, Davis, CS, Whitten, PS, Heeringa, SG
JournalJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health
Volume1
Issue4
Pagination273-281
KeywordsDemographics, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This paper examines risk factors for occupational injuries among agricultural workers and compares them with the risk factors for injury among other older workers. The findings suggest that the risks for occupational injuries among agricultural workers differ from those that affect workers in all other occupations. While heavy lifting and poor eye sight were risk factors for both agricultural and other workers, self-employment- - which acted as a protective factor for other workers- - proved to be a risk factor for agricultural workers. Other variables - depressive symptoms and dissatisfaction with marriage, job, family life, the way problems are handled, and life overall - tended to be more strongly associated with occupational injuries in agricultural workers than among other workers.

Endnote Keywords

Self-Employment/Labor/Occupational Injury/Basic Demographics/Health Status/Health Behaviors/Economic Status

Endnote ID

8048

Citation Key6538