|Document ID (ISN)||109567|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Giannandrea F., Settimi L., Figā Talamanca I.F.
||The use of personal protective equipment in pregnant greenhouse workers
||Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.52-57. 29 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/1/52 [in English]
||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.
||safety consciousness; Italy; horticulture; risk factors; expectant mothers; personal protective equipment
||pesticides; social aspects; questionnaire survey; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Safety culture and safety consciousness