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2020 ASHCA SUMMIT - JOURNAL OF AGROMEDICINE
Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. Dissemination and Adoption of AgInjuryNews.org: a Publicly Available Collection of Agricultural Injury Media Reports. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)
Pilz M, Burke R, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. Ideal Tracking and Analytics: Incorporating Modern Toolsets to Enhance Analysis of User Acquisition and Behavior on AgInjuryNews.org. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)
Redmond E, Gorucu S, Sauer M, Burke R, Pilz M, Weichelt B. Increasing efficiency and reliability of agricultural injury and fatality coding with Standard Operating Procedures: Lessons learned from AgInjuryNews.org. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)
Sauer M, Ploeckelman M, Pilz M, Redmond E, Burke R, Koshalek K, Heiberger S, Weichelt B. Constant Contact® Readership Analytics: Lessons Learned. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)
Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Shutske J, Scott E, Burke R, Murphy DJ, Rautiainen R. What About the Rest of Them? Their Lives Mattered too: Fatal Agricultural Injuries Not Captured by BLS/CFOI. J Agromedicine. 2020;25(3)
Rural Health Informatics Play Increased Role in Ag Safety
ATVs are leading injury source for youth on farm
Rural Health Informatics Play Increased Role in Ag Safety
452 children died on the job in the U.S. between 2003 and 2016
5-Year-Olds Work Farm Machinery, and Injuries Follow
Farm Fatalities and Injuries By the Numbers
Protect farm kids from the worst
Online database raises awareness of agricultural injuries
Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities report issued
Wisconsin Farm-Related Fatality Report resurrected, offers data on ag deaths
Harvest time is prime time for farm equipment highway fatalities
Harvest a particularly dangerous time of year for drivers on rural roads; follow safety tips
Harvest time on the highways
Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Redmond E and Murphy D. 2020. Coding agricultural injury: Factors affecting coder agreement, Journal of Safety Research.
Weichelt B, Nambisan P, Burke R, & Bendixsen C. (2020) Finding the Edges of Problems: Social Media as an Exploratory Research Tool, Journal of Agromedicine, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815624
Burke RR, Weichelt BP, Namkoong K Facebook Ads Manager as a Recruitment Tool for an Online Health and Safety Survey JMIR Preprints. 01/04/2020:19022 DOI: 10.2196/preprints.19022
Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Jennissen C, Denning G, Oesch S Assessing the Emergent Public Health Concern of All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Rural and Agricultural Environments: Initial Review of Available National Datasets in the United States JMIR Public Health Surveill 2020;6(2):e15477 DOI: 10.2196/15477
Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond E, Gorucu S, Weichelt B Stakeholders’ Usage of a Publicly Available Collection of Agricultural Injury Reports from News Media: A Five-Year Analysis of Website Usage and Visitor Analytics JMIR Preprints. 11/12/2019:17421 DOI: 10.2196/preprints.17421
Weichelt B, Heimonen T, Gorucu S, Redmond E, Vechinski J, Pflughoeft K, Bendixsen C, Salzwedel M, Scott E, Namkoong K, Purschwitz M, Rautiainen R, Murphy DJ. Redesigning a Sentinel Surveillance System for Collecting and Disseminating Near Real-Time Agricultural Injury Reports: System Usability Study. JMIR Form Res 2019;3(3):e13621. DOI: 10.2196/13621
Bryan Weichelt, Serap Gorucu, Dennis Murphy, Anita Alves Pena, Marsha Salzwedel & Barbara C. Lee (2019) Agricultural Youth Injuries: A Review of 2015-2017 Cases from U.S. News Media Reports, Journal of Agromedicine, 24:3, 298-308, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2019.1605955
Murphy D, Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Scott E, Purschwitz M. Using multiple coding schemes for classification and coding of agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med. 2019; 62: 87–98. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22932
Gorucu S., Weichelt B., Pate M. (2019). Fatal Agricultural Injuries in Pennsylvania, 2015-2017: Comparative Analysis of Two Systems’ Data Collection Methods and Datasets. J. Agric. Safety and Health.
Weichelt B, Bendixsen C (2018). A Review of 2016–2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research, Journal of Agromedicine, 23:4, 374-380, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455
Weichelt, B., Salzwedel, M., Heiberger, S., Lee, B.C. (2018). Establishing a Publicly Available National Database of U.S News Articles Reporting Agriculture-Related Injuries and Fatalities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61(8), 667-674. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22860
Weichelt B, Gorucu S Supplemental surveillance: a review of 2015 and 2016 agricultural injury data from news reports on AgInjuryNews.org Injury Prevention Published Online First: 31 January 2018. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042671
“I am a firm believer that even a few anecdotal stories or cases or injury descriptions can actually hint at a much bigger story and be a pathway to great research or intervention ideas. Some researchers spend 5 years re-coding and cleaning and sorting data and making some nice tables so we know that 38% of injuries are strains to the low back or 25% of injuries are slips or something but WHO CARES?! Anyone could probably tell you that for free without looking at the data. We need to actually do something for real people in the real world and sometimes you don't need 100,000 data points and a p < 0.05 to have something useful and I think your collection of data has a ton of info.”
“Although the articles are sobering, AgInjuryNews brings farm-related injuries and fatalities to the forefront. AIN gets people discussing important safety precautions that should have been or need to be in place. Instead of general statistics, the articles gathered really hit home and make many of these incidents very relatable, as the victim could easily be a friend, neighbor or family member. AIN is a wonderful resource for our Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program, as it allows our coordinators and volunteers an opportunity to identify incidents in their county, region or state. Additionally, giving them focus and guidance to customization their Safety Day in a way to address these local community needs. AIN also provides justification to planned Safety Day lessons. When our coordinators present to school boards, planning committees and other organizations, they have a means to show the topics are relevant, valuable and why safety practices to prevent future incidents need to be reinforced to protect our next generation of farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders.”
"I am so thankful for Ag Injury News. I wrote a story on farm deaths this year that would have been near impossible without the information available on this database. I am forever grateful!"
“We appreciate the Aginjurynews.org website and think it is a great asset for understanding the particular hazards facing workers in the agricultural sector of our economy.”
“Despite the advancements in disease and injury surveillance in other arenas, agricultural health and safety still relies on news clippings. AgInjuryNews is the best version of our most reliable tools.”
This is the “best public site I’ve ever seen with this type of data, better than any internal database too, for that matter.”
"We continue to use the system to inform and engage our coalition. In 2018, members reaffirmed their interest and appreciate of the collection and dissemination efforts."
AgInjuryNews (AIN) can assist by helping presenters and trainers to identify cases in their audience's state or region. Introducing a topic (e.g. ATV safety) with a story of traumatic injury or death can be effective in grasping and maintaining the audience's attention.
Alerts can also be configured to automatically send users a weekly, monthly, or annual report of the specific data said user is interested in (e.g. only cases from WI, MN, IA involving youth and tractors)
Some journalists have used AIN to find similar cases to the one they're interested in writing about so that they could contact a local family for an interview.