Tim W Struttmann

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BACKGROUND Endosulfan is not a restricted use organochlorine insecticide and is currently under re-registration review. In 1993, one confirmed case and one possible case of endosulfan poisoning in agricultural workers occurred in two southeastern states. METHODS Two cases of suspected endosulfan poisoning were investigated utilizing record reviews, blood(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, the difference between pretest and posttest scores is used as an estimate of change. This can be problematic when repeated self-report measures are used to assess change resulting from interventions intended to change beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, or values about health or safety. If the intervention is effective, participants may(More)
A retrospective population-based case-control study was conducted to determine whether driver sleepiness/fatigue and inattention/distraction increase the likelihood that a commercial motor vehicle collision (CVC) will be fatal. Cases were identified as CVC drivers who died (fatal) and controls were drivers who survived (nonfatal) an injury collision using(More)
BACKGROUND Recruiting workers in small construction companies and securing their participation in voluntary safety programs or safety research poses unique challenges. Worker turnover and worksite changes contribute to difficulties in locating and enrolling participants. Economic pressures and time demands potentially threaten ongoing participation. (More)
Residential fires are the leading cause of burn-related deaths in the United States. Smoke detectors could save many of these lives. A 1993 telephone survey of 661 Kentucky households included questions on residential smoke detectors. Statewide, 16.4% of households did not possess a functioning smoke detector; however, in nonmetropolitan Appalachian(More)
Fatal and nonfatal cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning continue to be widespread. Hospital discharge data were used to identify cases of CO poisoning in Kentucky during 1998-1999. Additional data collection was conducted through medical record abstraction. Information was collected on 205 cases at 33 Kentucky hospitals. Over half of the CO poisoning(More)
Like all types of farming, raising tobacco has many hazards that may lead to injury, disability, or death. Burley tobacco farming is a multistep process that is not highly mechanized. An 8-year emergency department surveillance system in Kentucky identified 674 injury cases related to the production of burley tobacco. Most of the injuries were a result of a(More)
BACKGROUND Back- and fall-related injuries occur frequently in construction and are costly in terms of workers' compensation claims and lost productivity. Interventions are needed that address the susceptibility to these injuries. AIMS The purpose of this study was to develop and test a safety training intervention for small construction companies (</=10(More)
Farming is one of the most hazardous occupations, and tractor overturns are the leading cause of agricultural fatalities. This article examines a community-based injury intervention designed to increase the number of rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts on tractors and to promote safe operation of farm tractors in two counties. Equipment(More)
Fatalities associated with farm tractors are the most common cause of work-related death in the U.S. agricultural industry (1). To characterize farm-tractor-related fatalities in Kentucky, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (KY FACE) Project studied all fatal farm injuries occurring among persons in that state during 1994, the initial(More)