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.
(*) OHNAC is a national surveillance program conducted by CDC's National institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which 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 for agriculture-related illnesses and injuries that occur among farmers and their family members.
In Iowa, OHNAC has identified two cases in 1991 and two cases related to flood clean-up efforts in July 1993.
(*) OHNAC is a national prevention program conducted by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 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 their family members.
To evaluate possible risk factors associated with GTS, NIOSH investigators and occupational health nurses from the OHNAC project conducted a case-control study.