The main goal of the Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study, a five-year, CDC/NIOSH-funded research study, is to make work safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms. In order to reach that goal, this study aims to better understand the types of and circumstances surrounding injuries and illnesses experienced by Thoroughbred workers by collecting data from both farm representatives and workers. To ensure that our project is relevant to both the industry and the community, we have established two advisory councils: an industry advisory council comprised of farm owners and industry leaders, and a community advisory council consisting of community leaders and service providers.
Below are the core elements of this project.
Core Project Elements
Funding and Acknowledgments
This work is supported through the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, under CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreement 5U54OH007547-14. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC/NIOSH. The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention at the University of Kentucky conducts research, education, prevention activities to reduce occupational illness and injury and improve the health and safety of agricultural, forestry and fish farming workers and their families in the southeastern United States.
This project is led by faculty and researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work.