Navigation Links
Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate
Date:6/19/2008

CDC finds mostly foreign-born farm workers had rate 20 times higher than general work force,,

THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Crop workers, most of them foreign-born, have the highest rate of death from heat-related illness, a new U.S. report released Thursday found.

From 1992 to 2006, 68 of the 423 workers in the United States who died from heat-related illness were involved in crop production, U.S. health officials said.

Their death rate is 0.39 per 100,000 people compared with 0.2 per 100,000 other workers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"Heat-related deaths among crop workers were about 20 times higher than the rates for the general work force," Dawn Castillo, chief of the Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch in the Division of Safety Research at CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, said during a midday teleconference Thursday.

"Such deaths are preventable," she added. "It is important to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to ensure that workers who toil to put food on our table are not placed at unnecessary risk."

Most of the workers who died from heat-related illness were foreign-born, Castillo added. "From 2003 to 2006, 71 percent of the crop workers who died of heat-related illness were foreign-born," she said.

"The high proportion of these deaths among foreign-born workers in recent years is striking and suggests a need to ensure that communications on the risk of heat-related illnesses be in workers' native languages," Castillo said.

By comparison, she added, 148 of the 423 workers who died from heat-related illness in the time period studied were in the construction industry, which represents 35 percent of all heat-related deaths in the United States.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounted for the next highest number of deaths, with 102, or 24 percent of t
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
2. Hospital Workers: Management Threatens Patient Care
3. Healthcare Workers Ratify Contract by a 98% Vote
4. Workers Win Contract at St. Francis Medical Center
5. Healthcare Workers Rally to Address Concerns About Layoffs and Quality Patient Care
6. Oil Spill Cleanup May Hurt Workers Lungs
7. Depression Pushes Middle-Aged Workers to Retire
8. The Integrated Benefits Institute Offers Largest Benchmarking Database in U.S. Spanning Disability and Workers Compensation Programs
9. Disabilities Rising Among Workers; Need for Employer-Driven Disability Awareness, Support Efforts Also Increases
10. Saint Vincent Health System of Erie, Pennsylvania Named One of AARP 2007 Best Employers for Workers Over 50
11. Treatment Programs Benefit Depressed Workers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate
(Date:1/22/2015)... Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog post explaining the ... . , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find ... necessary to call an agent or visit an agency for ... single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved ... upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer ... she had not followed up her clean mammogram with ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses to ... the past three years. Today, the business announces a special ... the sales manager of the company, this is on the ... point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses from ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern ... financial distress to the states that permit them, according ... Center on Race and Wealth. , While they generate ... loans at the same time substantially depress economic activity, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for wedding ... its latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches a ... the wedding dress on your big day; the wedding gown ... bride wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2
... at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for the first time ... in fighting respiratory viruses, making the bone marrow a potential ... have found that during infections of the respiratory tract, cells ... migrate to the lungs to help fight infection. The data ...
... ... young children to try vegetables. , ... May 22, 2010 -- New Picture Book, A Hungry Lion in My Tummy, is getting children ... for children is obesity and diabetes. This book is cleverly written to inform children how the ...
... ... the day-to-day operations of Remedi,s four long-term care pharmacies , ... Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 24, 2010 -- ... the appointment of Robert A. Smith, RPh, as the company’s executive vice president and ...
... fades after six months, researchers find , MONDAY, May ... bowel syndrome, singing in a choir could be just ... reports. , The benefits of relaxation commonly associated with ... the symptoms of the disorder, at least in the ...
... ... in Arizona to Perform SuperPATH® Tissue-Preserving Hip Replacement Surgery , ... Phoenix, Ariz. (Vocus) May 24, 2010 ... hip replacement surgery: the SuperPATH® tissue-preserving technique, performed by Dr. Jimmy Chow, M.D. ...
... or disability may use mobility aids such as crutches, ... easily. However, use of these aids has been associated ... the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The ... than 63,000 pediatric mobility aid-related injuries were treated in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mount Sinai discovers bone marrow plays critical role in enhancing immune response to viruses 2Health News:Avoiding Child Obesity: Children Eat Vegetables with Author of New Picture Book, A Hungry Lion in My Tummy 2Health News:Robert Smith Named COO of Remedi SeniorCare 2Health News:Choir Singing May Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2Health News:Arizona Surgeon Performs Hip Replacement Surgery with Fast Recovery, Less Pain 2Health News:Arizona Surgeon Performs Hip Replacement Surgery with Fast Recovery, Less Pain 3Health News:New national study examines pediatric mobility aid-related injuries 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) ... of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On January ... website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... SETAUKET, N.Y. , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, ... where its Phase I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, ... institutions. John S. Kovach , M.D., the ... was planned to be completed at a single site. Accrual ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Ala. , Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals ... patients have been enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 ... and safety of Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational ... advanced or metastatic disease. Logo - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 2Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 3Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 4Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 5Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 6Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 7CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 2CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 3CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 4CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 5CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 6CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 7CEL-SCI Study Shows CEL-2000 Vaccine Blocks Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis 8
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: