Establishing a Low-Cost Surveillance System for Agricultural and Logging Injury in the Northeast
Agriculture and logging are dangerous industries, and though data on fatal injury exists, less is known about non-fatal injury. While past research has informed public health professionals of injury patterns in these industries, a challenge is that these data become dated, and no ongoing systems are able to provide stable estimates of non-fatal injuries over time. NEC researchers established a low-cost, passive surveillance system that has the potential to capture data over a long period.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the challenges surrounding injury surveillance in the agriculture and forestry sectors.
- Explain the benefits and limitations of using administrative data for injury surveillance.
- Describe the most frequent causes of agricultural and logging injury in the Northeast.
Erika Scott, MS, PhD
Junior Research Investigator, Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
Erika Scott is a researcher with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing where she specializes in injury surveillance. Other interests include agricultural and logging safety, health promotion in rural populations, and industrial hygiene. She holds a master's degree in environmental and occupational health with a focus in industrial hygiene from the University of Albany School of Public Health.