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Document ID (ISN)111983
CIS number 11-0612
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verma A., Schulz M.R., Quandt S.A., Robinson E.N., Grzywacz J.G., Chen H., Arcury T.A.
Title Eye health and safety among Latino farmworkers
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2011, Vol.16, No.2, p.143-152. 24 ref.
Abstract Farmworkers face a variety of risk factors for eye injuries. This survey of eye protection use and of eye safety knowledge and beliefs involved 300 Latino farmworkers in North Carolina. Few farmworkers reported using eye protection (8.3%); most (92.3%) reported that employers did not provide eye protection. Approximately 70% reported that they were not trained in preventing eye injuries; 81% believed that their chances of getting an eye injury were low. Many farmworkers chose to take risks in order to save time. Interventions are needed that target farmworker knowledge and beliefs about eye safety.
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; eye injuries; safety consciousness; face and eye protection; migrant workers; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) USA; human behaviour; survey; supply of personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Face and eye protection
Agriculture