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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Interventions for Preventing Injuries in the Agricultural Industry

Description of Resource: 
Occupational injury rates among farmers are high. Many prevention programs and laws have been introduced as injury control strategies in this field, but the effectiveness of many of these strategies is still unknown. This systematic review was conducted to find studies on interventions to reduce occupational injuries in agriculture. Eight studies were identified and this review found no evidence that educational interventions had an injury reducing effect. However, insurance premium discounts as a financial incentive decreased injuries claims in 1 study. Specific legislative mandates expanding the use of Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) on tractors were not associated with a reduction of injuries in 1 study. Legislation to ban Endosulfan pesticides was associated with a reduction in fatal poisonings in another study.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Rautiainen R, Lehtola MM, Day LM, Schonstein E, Suutarinen J, Salminen S, Verbeek JH. Interventions for preventing injuries in the agricultural industry. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2017 Dec 29];(1). Art. No.: CD006398. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006398.pub2. Available from: