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Document ID (ISN)104012
CIS number 05-328
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Forst L., Lacey S., Chen H.Y., Jimenez R., Bauer S., Skinner S., Alvarado R., Nickels L., Zanoni J., Petrea R., Conroy L.
Title Effectiveness of community health workers for promoting use of safety eyewear by Latino farm workers
Bibliographic information Dec. 2004, Vol.46, No.6, p.607-613. 26 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the Community Health Worker (CHW) model as a tool for reducing eye injuries in Latino farm workers, 786 workers on 34 farms were divided into three groups: group A, where CHWs provided protective eyewear and training to the farm workers; group B where CHWs provided eyewear but no training to farm workers; group C, where eyewear was distributed to farm workers with no CHW present and no training. Pre- and post-intervention questionnaires demonstrated greater self-reported use of eyewear in all groups after the intervention, with group A showing the greatest change. This was supported by field observations. Group A also showed the greatest improvement in knowledge on questions related to training content. CHWs were found to be an effective tool for training farm workers in eye health and safety.
Descriptors (primary) safety spectacles; safety training in industry; agriculture; migrant workers
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; USA; comparative study; programme evaluation; supply of personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Agriculture
Face and eye protection