OHNAC


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OHNAC

 
Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities, a program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that places public health nurses in rural communities and hospitals in ten states to conduct surveillance of agriculture-related illnesses and injuries among farmers and their families in order to reduce the risk of occupational disease and injury in agricultural populations.
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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.
1) OHNAC 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.