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Document ID (ISN)109567
CIS number 09-594
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Giannandrea F., Settimi L., Figā Talamanca I.F.
Title The use of personal protective equipment in pregnant greenhouse workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.52-57. 29 ref.
Internet access http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/1/52 [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among pregnant greenhouse workers in Italy and to identify risk factors related to the non-use of appropriate preventive measures. A structured questionnaire was administered by trained interviewers to 232 Italian female greenhouse workers regarding their use of PPE and the outcomes of their first pregnancy. Although most pregnant women used at least one form of PPE while working, there were differences in rates of PPE use according to social status. Overall, the protection was inadequate in the south of Italy and among the less educated. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Italy; horticulture; risk factors; expectant mothers; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) pesticides; social aspects; questionnaire survey; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors
Personal protection
Agriculture