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Large Machinery-Related Agricultural Injuries Across a Five-State Region in the Midwest

Objective: High agricultural injury related mortality and morbidity rates persist. This study addressed a knowledge gap regarding large machinery-related injury magnitude, consequences, and risk factors.
Methods: From randomly selected Midwestern agricultural operations in 1999 and 2001, 7420 eligible households participated. Demographic, exposure, and injury data collected for four 6-month periods used a computer-assisted telephone interview. An a priori causal model enabled survey development, data analysis, and interpretation. Directed acyclic graphs, developed from this model, facilitated potential confounder identification for specific exposures in multivariate analyses.
Results: The injury rate was 12.82 events per 1000 persons per year. Increased risk was associated with male gender, increasing age, state of residence, history of prior injury, and increasing hours worked per week.
Conclusions: Large machinery-related agricultural injuries can result in significant consequences. Associated increased injury risks require further investigation and targeting of relevant interventions.

Source: Reiner, Anne M.; Gerberich, Susan Goodwin; Ryan, Andrew D.; Mandel, Jeffrey. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine: February 2016, Volume 58, Issue 2, p. 154-161.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000584

Canada - Mise à jour des comparaisons de cotisations entre les provinces et territoires – 2016

Les tableaux reliés aux cotisations suivantes ont été mis à jour sur le site Web de l'ACATC pour 2016 :
• Renseignements clés sur les taux de cotisation
• Procédure et méthode d'évaluation et perception des cotisations
• Taux de cotisation / prime
• Étendue de la couverture
• Revenu cotisable
• Structures de classification de base
• Employeurs individuellement responsables (Auto-assuré)
• Résumé des régimes de primes personnalisées au Canada

Source: http://awcbc.org/fr/?p=12272

Canada - Les statistiques 2014 des accidents professionnels

Les données 2014 des accidents professionnels (PNSAT) (lésions, maladies et décès) sont maintenant disponibles.

Source: http://awcbc.org/fr/?p=12224

Statistics Western Australia: Lead levels in blood 1994-2015

The WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) require that health surveillance, including blood lead level tests, is provided to workers undertaking lead risk work. This report summarises these results by calendar year for the period 1 January 1994 – 15 May 2015 (date of test).

Source: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/statistics-western-australia-lead-levels-blood-1994-2015

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