Occupational Injury Surveillance of Production Agriculture Survey

Ag Safety and Health October 26, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

There are a variety of tasks, conditions, and situations in production agriculture that place workers at risk for fatal and nonfatal injury. In addition to workers, family members are at risk for injuries because of the close proximity between the home and the agricultural work environment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been directed by Congress to develop a comprehensive agricultural safety and health program to address the risk of injuries and work-related illnesses for workers and family members in production agriculture.

NIOSH completed the Occupational Injury Surveillance of Production Agriculture (OISPA) survey to provide national injury data covering adults age 20 and older who work on farms in the United States. NIOSH provides the data in accessible online electronic tables (e-tables). Click here to be directed to the NIOSH website for complete access to this valuable information. The e-tables present OISPA data for the years 2001, 2004, and 2009. Additional information located on NIOSH’s OISPA website includes links to interpretations of the data provided in NIOSH documents and publications and the NIOSH Cost-effective Rollover Protective Structures (CROPS) website.

Click here for information about childhood agricultural injury survey data from 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2009.


Reviewed and Summarized by:
Linda M. Fetzer, Pennsylvania State University – lmf8@psu.edu
Kitty J. Hendricks, NIOSH  kjt1@cdc.gov
Dennis J. Murphy, Pennsylvania State University – djm13@psu.edu
Aaron M. Yoder, University of Nebraska Medical Center - aaron.yoder@unmc.edu

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