Identification of Injury Problem Areas

(NIOSH/CDC, 1999-2001) The specific aims of this project were to estimate the one-year, cumulative incidence of work-related injury, and determine the type of medical treatment sought for agricultural-related injuries and the reporting of work-related injuries to the Washington state workers’ compensation system by Hispanic agricultural workers 18 years and older. A random digit dial survey was conducted of 1600 households in Sunnyside, Washington. More in-depth interviews were conducted with participants who experienced an injury and consented to be contacted further regarding details of the incident. The results helped to shape later Center projects targeting the prevention and intervention of agricultural injuries in the region.