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Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. 2010. North American guidelines for children's agricultural tasks. [Marshfield, WI]: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation,

Annotation: This electronic resource presents guidelines to help adults match a child's physical and mental abilities with the requirements of different agricultural jobs. They are intended to help reduce childhood agricultural injuries. Topics include animal care, manual labor, implement and haying operations, tractor fundamentals, and other tasks. Some of the guidelines are available in Spanish.

Contact: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449, Telephone: (800) 782-8581 Fax: (715) 389-3319 Web Site: http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/research/pages/index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Agricultural injuries, Child safety, Guidelines, Injury prevention, Motor development, Occupational safety and health, Psychological development, Spanish language materials

Pfizer. 2006. Milestones in public health: Accomplishments in public health over the last 100 years. New York, NY: Pfizer, 275 pp.

Annotation: This book provides an overview of milestones in public health during the last century in the United States. The milestones discussed are those identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are advances in (1) addiction, (2) automotive safety, (3) cancer, (4) cardiovascular disease, (5) environmental and occupational health, (6) food safety, (7) infectious disease control, (8) maternal and child health, (9) oral health, and (10) vaccines. One chapter in the book is devoted to each milestone. Each chapter is written by a different expert, and each explores historical developments related to the milestone and presents a case study of the milestone and a vignette illustrating another facet of the milestone. Predictions of advances still to come are offered, as well. The book includes a prologue, an epilogue, and references. Also available as a course.

Contact: Pfizer, 235 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 733-2323 Web Site: http://www.pfizer.com/home Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Child health, Children, Communicable disease control, Distance education, Drug addiction, Environmental health, Food safety, History, History, Infants, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Parents, Public health, Vaccines, Women's health

Waters TR, Wilkins JR. 2004. Conference proceedings: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders for children and adolescents working in agriculture. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of a national conference held in Cincinatti, Ohio, on May 6-7, 2002. The conference, co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Great Lakes Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at Ohio State University, brought together national experts from across the United States to discuss research needs regarding prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for children and adolescents working in agriculture. The report includes an executive summary, a background section, a list of key terms, a description of the meeting format, a summary of panel discussions, summary findings, references, and a list of attendees.

Contact: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Patriots Plaza Building , 395 East Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.org Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html Available from the website. Document Number: NIOSH pub. no. 2004-119.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Agricultural safety, Child health, Conferences, Musculoskeletal diseases, Occupational safety and health, Prevention, Research

Montana Schools Boards Association and Montana Office of Public Instruction. 2003. Communicable diseases: Model policies and procedures for HIV education, infected students and staff, and work site safety. Helena, MT: Montana Office of Public Instruction, 24 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides guidelines for teachers, principals, and other educators and school trustees in developing policies and procedures in addressing AIDS and HIV issues among staff, students, parents, and the community in Montana. Section topics include education, rights and accommodations, and worksite safety. Discussion topics include the role of public health and medical communities in assessing the risk of transmission of various communicable diseases to determine how best to protect the health of both students and staff, privacy rights, the role of the school nurse, parental notification, physical or special examinations, rights and accommodations of staff, reporting suspected or confirmed cases of communicable disease, employment issues, and prevention of disease transmission. A brief list of resources is available.

Contact: Montana Office of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501, Telephone: (406) 444-3095 Secondary Telephone: (888) 231-9393 E-mail: OPISupt@mt.gov Web Site: http://opi.mt.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Communicable diseases, Confidentiality, Disease prevention, Disease transmission, HIV, Health policy, Montana, Occupational safety and health, Policy development, School age children, School health education, School nurses, School personnel, State initiatives

Clayton S, Brindis C, Hamor J, Raiden-Wright H, Fong C. 2000. Investing in adolescent health: A social imperative for California's future. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, National Adolescent Health Information Center, 97 pp., exec. summ. (8 pp.).

Annotation: This report presents a plan, by the California Adolescent Health Collaborative (ACH), to improve the health of adolescents in California. The report covers three main topics: (1) understanding adolescent health and the issues; (2) eight recommendations for improving adolescent health; and (3) strategies for seven outcome areas--injury prevention; mental health and suicide; nutrition and physical activity ; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; oral health; and environmental and occupational health. Reference are included. An executive summary is available separately. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: nahic@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://nahic.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Adolescents, California, Drug use behavior, Environmental health, Health promotion, Healthy People 2010, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Physical activity, Prevention, Strategic plans, Suicide prevention, Tobacco use

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1999. Promoting safe work for young workers: A community-based approach—A resource guide documenting the experiences of three young worker projects. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report reflects the lessons learned from three community based health education projects on young worker issues. The projects took place in Brockton, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; and Los Angeles, California. The report begins with a section of project summaries and continues with sections dealing with facts about young workers safety and health, steps in coordinating a young worker project, and working with community partners. Additional resources including child labor laws, agencies and organizations, and resource materials are listed in the appendices. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent employment, California, Child labor, Community based services, Massachusetts, Occupational safety and health, Working adolescents, Youth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. The top ten public health achievements in the 20th century. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 items.

Annotation: This resource features a series of reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports between April and December 1999 on 10 public health achievements, reflecting the successful response of public health to the major causes of morbidity and mortality for the period 1900-1999. Topics include vaccination, motor-vehicle safety, workplace safety, control of infectious diseases, decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking water, and tobacco as a health hazard. Critical changes in the U.S. public health system during the century are also addressed.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Cardiovascular diseases, Children, Families, Family planning, Fluorides, Food safety, Health policy, History, Infant health, Infection control, Maternal health, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Public health, Strokes, Systems development, Tobacco use, Vaccination effects, Water

National Center for Health Statistics. 1997. Women: Work and health. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 100 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 3, Analytical and epidemiological studies; no. 31)

Annotation: This report describes the sociodemographics, household characteristics, and health of women according to workforce status and job conditions. The report also presents data on men for comparison. Summary data on physical conditions and exposures, health conditions attributed to work, other health conditions that impact on work, health promotion in the workplace, and health-related benefits provided by employers are also reported. Most estimates are shown according to sex, age, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and major occupational group.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 97-1415.

Keywords: Health, Health promotion, Occupational safety and health, Personnel, Reports, Statistics, Women

National Committee for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. 1996. Children and agriculture: Opportunities for safety and health—A national action plan. Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report presents an action plan which would reduce the number of agricultural injuries to children and adolescents involved in agriculture whether as workers or bystanders. It includes the objectives and makes recommendations for reducing the frequency and severity of childhood agricultural injuries. Side bars elaborate issues raised by the committee members while they were developing the plan; a key for each objective identifies stakeholders who may play a role in achieving that objective. The report includes biographical sketches of the committee members, bibliographical references, and suggested readings. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescents, Agricultural injuries, Children, Farm machinery, Injury prevention, Occupational safety and health, Rural populations, Strategic plans

James Bowman Associates. 1996. Enhancing health in the Head Start workplace: Training guides for the Head Start learning community. Washington, DC: U.S. Head Start Bureau, 135 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of these training modules for Head Start managers and directors is to increase their understanding and skills about occupational safety and health. Specific topics include identifying the ways in which employee health affects the organization's effectiveness, designing training programs that encourage employees to improve their own health, understanding how the organization contributes to the overall health of its employees, and implementing policies that allow employees to enjoy the best health possible.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.eric.ed.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-16-042579-0.

Keywords: Head Start, Occupational safety and health, Training materials

James Bowman Associates. 1995 (ca.). Laying a foundation in health and wellness: Training guides for the Head Start learning community. Washington, DC: U.S. Head Start Bureau, 79 pp.

Annotation: This training guide for Head Start staff explains how important health is to Head Start's central mission, what they need to know about health and wellness in Head Start. An opportunity to arrive at personal definitions of health, encouraging a comprehensive view of health and well-being is offered. A vision of health services is articulated to clarify for Head Start staff how they contribute to the health of children, families and fellow staff members through daily activities and role modeling.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.eric.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Health, Health services, Occupational safety and health

Kenen RH. 1993. Reproductive hazards in the workplace: Mending jobs, managing pregnancies. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 306 pp. (Haworth women's studies)

Annotation: This book documents and explains the wide variety of workplace hazards faced by women with the purpose of helping women to reduce occupational risks while achieving the larger social objective of protecting all women's occupational health and safety. Key topics include: the biology of reproduction; the impact of the physical and social work environment on the pregnant woman; how to identify and minimize or avoid hazards in various types of work environments; how to weigh risks in the workplace and obtain accurate information about risks; and innovative approaches taken by women to make work safe and healthy, including successful organizing and lobbying techniques. Appendices contain lists of protective legislation, governmental regulatory agencies, and resource organizations.

Contact: Haworth Press, Taylor and Francis, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042, Telephone: (800) 634-7064 Secondary Telephone: Fax: E-mail: orders@taylorandfrancis.com Web Site: http://www.tandfonline.com/ Available in libraries.

Keywords: Occupational safety and health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Reproductive hazards, Teratology, Women's health

New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor. 1991. It's a wonderful kitchen. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor, 1 videotape (12 minutes), 2 booklets, 1 poster.

Annotation: This videotape is aimed at injury prevention among food service workers, but has applications for all people who use kitchens. It presents some factors that might contribute to occurrence of injuries in the kitchen such as time deadlines, inadequate training on equipment use, improperly maintained equipment. It shows do's and dont's to prevent common kitchen injuries: falls, cuts, scalds, burns.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Educational materials, Food service, Health and safety education, Injury prevention, Occupational injuries, Tools and equipment, Videotapes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1988-. NIOSH research and demonstration grants, fiscal year 19__. Atlanta, GA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, annual.

Annotation: This annual report provides a readily available source of information on the status and scope of the research grants program of NIOSH. It is intended to be most useful to investigators in biomedical science, engineering and related disciplines. Areas covered include occupational lung diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational cancers, traumatic injuries, cardiovascular disease, disorders of reproduction, dermatologic conditions, psychological disorders, neurotoxic disorders, noise-induced hearing loss, control techniques, respirator research and other occupational needs. Tables, figures and graphs are included as well as a grant number index, principal investigator index, and grantee institution index.

Contact: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Patriots Plaza Building , 395 East Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (404) 639-3343 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.org Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html Available at no charge.

Keywords: Financing, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational injuries, Research methodology

American Dietetic Association, Society for Nutrition Education, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 1986. Worksite nutrition: A decision-maker's guide. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association,

Annotation: This guide is written for decision makers in business and industry, with the purpose of showing how diet and nutrition affect a company and its employees. The publication provides examples of health and economic benefits of worksite nutrition programs and strategies for working with employees to improve dietary habits. Nutrition program options and program development and implementation are discussed. Specific program examples and a list of resources are included.

Contact: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Telephone: (800) 877-1600 Secondary Telephone: (312) 899-0400 Contact Phone: (800) 746-0775 Web Site: http://www.eatright.org $3.00.

Keywords: Nutrition education, Nutrition programs, Occupational safety and health, Policies, Workplace health promotion

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. 1985. Reproductive health hazards in the workplace. Washington, DC: U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 422 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews current knowledge of hazards and suspected hazards to the reproductive health of America's working men and women and to the health and well-being of their children. The nature and actions of the chemical, biological, and physical factors that may cause reproductive or developmental impairment are described, as is the complexity of measuring reproductive endpoints. The first section reviews current technologies for assessing reproductive function. The second section reviews the role of the regulatory process in preventing workplace exposure to reproductive health hazards, and the redress from either State workers' compensation programs or the legal system available to those affected. The third section discusses the ethical principles underlying the protection of reproductive health in the workplace. The report was requested by the House Committee on Science and Technology, with letters of support from the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website. Document Number: OTA-BA-266.

Keywords: Environmental exposure, Ethics, Occupational safety and health, Regulations, Reproductive hazards

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. 1983. The role of genetic testing in the prevention of occupational disease. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 243 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the technology of genetic testing that may be useful in reducing occupational disease and its social implications. It evaluates the evidence supporting the claimed benefits, the extent of testing, and how the results have been used. It discusses social issues, particularly of a legal and ethical nature. Finally, it presents Congressional options for both promotion and control of genetic testing.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Price unknown.

Keywords: Genetic screening, Monitoring, Occupational safety and health, Prevention

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. 1979. Model standards for community preventive health services: A collaborative project of the United States Conference of City Health Officers, National Association of County Health Officials, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, American Public Health Association and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare . Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 110 pp.

Annotation: This book presents standards which are the framework for incremental improvement in community health status in the United States through preventive health service programming. The intended hallmark of these model standards is flexibility. The preamble spells out in detail the background, concepts, scope, definitions, and uses of the standards. The standards cover air quality, chronic disease control, communicable disease control, dental health, emergency medical services, family planning, food protection, genetic disease control, health education, home health services, housing services, injury control, institutional services, maternal and child health, noise control, nutritional services, occupational health, primary care, public health laboratory, radiological health, safe drinking water, sanitation, school health, solid waste management, surveillance and epidemiology, vector and animal control, and waste water management.

Keywords: Air pollution, Animals, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communicable diseases, Emergency medical services, Epidemiology, Family planning, Federal government, Food safety, Genetic disorders, Health education, Home care services, Housing, Injury prevention, Maternal health, Nutrition services, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public health, Public health services, Radiation, Sanitation, School health, Standards, Water pollution

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 1978. Comprehensive bibliography on pregnancy and work. Rockville, MD: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 130 pp.

Annotation: This bibliography of English and foreign language articles deals with the influence of the home and workplace environment on the health of the mother and fetus. Occupational physicians and obstetricians share responsibility for the philosophy, format and content of this publication.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from Hathitrust via participating libraries.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Environmental exposure, Occupational safety and health, Pregnant women

American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on School Health. 1966. Report of the Committee on School Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Evanston, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 128 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses school health policy, provides background information on school health topics, and outlines some techniques used by school health services. The report was prepared for physicians but will also be of interest to educators. Topics discussed include the relationship between schools and health services; the school health education medical specialty; health screening of students; special school health needs of adolescents; children with special health needs and schools; academic performance and school attendance; physical fitness and sports medicine; the health of school personnel; and cooperation and communication between physicians and educators.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Confidentiality, Education, Emergency medical services for children, Health policy, Health promotion, Health screening, Health screening, Human development, Medical education, Occupational safety and health, Physical fitness, School attendance, School failure, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School personnel, Schools, Sports medicine, Tests

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.