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NASD: National Ag Safety Database                         

This database was developed with funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The information contained in NASD was contributed by safety professionals and organizations from across the nation. Specifically, the objectives of the NASD project are:

 Kentucky Fatality Assessment and
  Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

The Kentucky FACE Program is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct surveillance of all work-related deaths occurring in Kentucky. Data is collected from a variety of sources for surveillance, and on-site evaluation of occupational fatalities. With this information, prevention materials are developed and disseminated to workers in similar industries and occupations.

 Kentucky Newspapers 

Advocate-Messenger (Danville) Daily Independent (Ashland)
Daily News (Bowling Green) Kentucky Post (Covington)
Commonwealth Journal (Somerset) Appalachian News Express (Pikeville)
Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro) Daily News (Middlesboro)

Local newspapers are an excellent source for reading real-life stories about injuries and sadly, deaths, resulting from rural and agricultural incidents which most likely could have    
been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. A far too common headline in newspapers includes an injury or death to an adolescent occurring on an ATV. Wearing protective equipment, such as a helmet, while riding an ATV will reduce the risk of injury or death.                          


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