Are Aging Farmers at Risk at Work?

Agriculture is a dangerous occupation, especially for farmers and farm workers over the age of 60. Farmers and farm families must work closely with health care providers to ensure that chronic health issues such as arthritis, heart problems, chronic back pain, limited mobility, impaired hearing, sleep deprivation, depression and asthma are managed properly in aging farmers. A summary of full academic research report entitled Health, Medication Use and Agricultural Injury: A Review (Don Voaklander, 2009).

Link: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/425e/880d54a16365c53deaec1c226c989b12a389.pdf

Author/Organization: Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Date: Unknown

Format(s): Print