Major Goals of the AFF Program
Goal 1: Surveillance—Reduce injuries and illnesses in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing workforce by understanding the characteristics of those injuries and illnesses so as to target research and interventions that reduce hazardous exposures.
Goal 2: Priority Populations at Risk—Reduce injuries and illnesses of special populations of workers in these sectors by determining their significant risk factors and identifying and recommending interventions.
Goal 3: Health Effects of Agricultural Agent Exposures—Reduce injuries and illnesses by understanding the long-term, chronic effects of exposures from agriculture-related chemical or physical agents to farmers, their families, and applicators so as to implement controls that prevent harmful exposures.
Goal 4: Hazard-Control Systems—Reduce injuries and illnesses resulting from work-related exposures by developing, demonstrating, and making available control systems that eliminate, guard against, or warn of the hazard.
Goal 5: Outreach—Reduce injuries and illnesses by informing and educating employers and employees in AFF about occupational safety and health hazards and control systems.
SOURCE: NIOSH, 2006a.