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Clinical Tools: Environmental and Occupational Health
Heat Related Illnesses
The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center offers a comprehensive resource section on heat stress and related illnesses.
Battling Heat Stress in Agriculture
Battling Heat Stress in Agriculture--Hundreds of thousands of agricultural workers perform strenuous tasks in hot weather, and they are at risk of injury from heat stress. This UC Berkeley website is designed to support research and extension work as well as management policies and individual worker choices that will ultimately reduce personal and associated costs in agriculture due to heat stress.
The following are clinician guides provided by MCN, in collaboration with Farmworker Justice:
A Guide to OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard;
A Guide to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA);
A Guide to the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA);
A Guide to EPA’s Worker Protection Standard
Environmental History Tools for Pediatric Health Care Providers
This sight offers a environmental history screening form, a comprehensive environmental history form and an environmental history taking primer. It is part of NEEF's Pediatric Environmental History Initiative, a multi-year project to incorporate environmental history taking into the clinical practice of pediatricians and nurses.
Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers
These guidelines are aimed at integrating environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care. Offers clinical competencies in environmental health relevant to pediatric asthma and outlines the environmental interventions to communicate to patients.
Objective, science-based information about pesticides - written for the non-expert.
Farmworker Clinical Care Resource for Occupational Health
This comprehensive manual was developed by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health and the Migrant Clinicians Network for the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries in migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The information in the manual does focus on agricultural occupations in the Northeast.
Journal of Agromedicine
The Journal of Agromedicine published this FREE special issue (Volume 15, Issue 3) that presents papers based upon the research and safety strategies presented at the "Be Safe, Be Profitable: Protecting Workers in Agriculture" conference held in January 2010 in Dallas, Texas. The conference was a joint meeting of the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASCHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
MCN HEART (Health and Environment Analysis Resource Tool)
An interactive web-based geographic application which provides support to field clinicians looking for information, tools, referrals and services in environmental/occupational health for their migrant patients.