Interventions Addressing Injury among Agricultural Workers: A Systematic Review

  title={Interventions Addressing Injury among Agricultural Workers: A Systematic Review},
  author={Katrin Volkmer and Whitney Lucas Molitor},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  pages={26 - 34}
ABSTRACT Agriculture is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous industries by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As such, there is a demonstrable need for the prevention and management of injuries among agricultural workers. It is critical that injuries are managed in order to allow individuals the means to continue participating in meaningful and necessary tasks on the farm or ranch. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine whether interventions within the… 

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