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Document ID (ISN)109491
CIS number 09-346
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carrabba J.J., Scofield S., May J.
Title On-farm safety program
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.13, No.3, p.139-148. 15 ref.
Abstract Rates of fatal occupational injuries in New York State agriculture far outstrip the average for all American workers. The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health sponsored a safety programme to reduce farm worksite hazards and to enhance understanding of safe farm practices. A survey of 124 farms identified hazards that may lead to farm injury and suggested improvements to correct those hazards. Safety training sessions were conducted in 271 farms to increase safety knowledge and influence adoption of safe work practices. During follow-up phone surveys conducted with 97 of the participating farms, 77 (79%) reported having made safety improvements. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) New York; agriculture; safety programmes; programme evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; safe working methods; survey; USA
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) Agriculture
Safety programmes