Using an average of burley tobacco harvested during 1995,1996, and 1997, (19-21) the OHNAC
region represented approximately 13% of total acres of burley tobacco harvested in Kentucky, and the hospital charge per acre was $1.
He required multiple surgical procedures and had been hospitalized for 21/2 months at the time of the OHNAC interview.
FACE, SENSOR, and OHNAC are cooperative agreements between NIOSH and various state health departments and are intended to develop models for state-based occupational health surveillance and intervention.
In New York, OHNAC
, in collaboration with farm groups, have alerted farmers about the hazards associated with PTO drivelines--especially on forage wagons--through educational presentations and articles in regional agricultural publications.
In Iowa, OHNAC
has identified two cases in 1991 and two cases related to flood clean-up efforts in July 1993.
Before the NIOSH investigation was initiated, OHNAC
occupational health nurses had supplied emergency department physicians with literature about GTS.
is a national surveillance program conducted by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that has placed public health nurses in rural communities and hospitals in 10 states (California, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Ohio) to conduct surveillance of agriculture-related illnesses and injuries that occur among farmers and farm workers and their family members.