3424.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Farmworker Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 4:30 PM
This session will discuss new and emerging data from the Agricultural Health Study about high pesticide exposure events. It will also discuss the prevalence and predictors of self reported skin disease among farmworkers and ways to promote the awareness, identification and prevention of work related symptoms. The session will also present new information on community surveys of environmental and occupational concerns among Hispanic agricultural workers and will discuss the analyses of occupational illness and implementation of preventative strategies on a tobacco farm.
Session Objectives: 1. To help governmental pesticide regulators and State Agricultural Extension Agents to understand the underlying causes of HPEE, for improving regulations and advice aimed to prevent them 2. Describe work characteristics that are associated with skin problems among farmworkers. 3. Describe common issues which discourage health care providers from making work related diagnoses or pursuing changes to reduce work exposures

4:30 PM
High Pesticide Exposure Events (HPEE): Lessons learned from the Agricultural Health Study
Ruth H. Allen, PhD, David T. Mage, PhD and Anuradha Kodali, MBBS, MPH
4:45 PM
Prevalence and predictors of self reported skin disease among farmworkers
Quirina M. Vallejos, MPH, Mark Schulz, Sara A. Quandt, PhD, Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, Leonardo Galvan, Alan B. Fleischer, MD, Stephen R. Rapp, PhD, Amit Verma, MPH and Thomas A. Arcury, PhD
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
Analyses of Occupational Illnesses and Implementation of Preventive Strategies at a Connecticut Tobacco Farm: A Pilot Study
William Carter III, BS, Marcia C. Trapé-Cardoso, MD, Edward Sapiain, Labor Educator, Bruce E. Gould, MD and Israel Cordero, BS

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing