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Document ID (ISN)109140
CIS number 09-151
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) MacFarlane E., Chapman A., Benke G., Meaklim J., Sim M., McNeil J.
Title Training and other predictors of personal protective equipment use in Australian grain farmers using pesticides
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.65, No.2, p.141-146. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate patterns of use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce pesticide exposure in a sample of Australian farmers and also to assess possible predictive factors. A cross-sectional survey of 1102 farmers was conducted by means of a questionnaire. Up to 40% of the farmers reported routinely using no PPE at all when exposed to pesticides. In multivariate analyses PPE use appeared to be most strongly associated with younger age and farm chemical training. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Australia; agriculture; personal protective equipment; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; limitation of exposure; questionnaire survey; disobeying safety instructions; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; safety and health training; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Agricultural chemicals
Psychological factors
Personal protection
Agriculture