Surveillance of injuries and fatalities in production agriculture is necessary to inform stakeholders about workplace hazards and risks in order to improve and advance injury prevention policies and practices for this dangerous industry. National surveillance efforts are known to undercount cases in the agricultural industry, especially for smaller farms. Researchers around the country are working to improve the accuracy of occupational injury surveillance for this critical industry.
On March 9, at 11 a.m. Eastern, Dr. Erika Scott will present challenges in surveillance, highlight key procedural gaps, and offer recommendations for advancing national surveillance of fatal and non-fatal traumatic injuries associated with production agriculture.
Erika Scott, PhD, Deputy Director
New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety