|Document ID (ISN)||102835|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schenker M.B., Orenstein M.R., Samuels S.J.
||Use of protective clothing among California farmers
||Nov. 2002, Vol.42, No.5, p.455-464. Illus. 21 ref.
||A telephone survey of 1,947 California farmers recorded information on occupational exposure, health outcomes and use of protective equipment to lessen risk from exposure to dust, sun, noise, pesticides and tractors. More than 93% of respondents reported using personal protection from exposure to pesticides; however, fewer than one third used consistent protection against other hazards. Younger age and male sex were associated with better use of protection from dust, noise, pesticides and tractors, but negatively associated with sun protection. There was no consistent relationship of protective behaviours with cigarette smoking, living on the farm, marital status, or time in non-administrative farmwork. Risk perception was strongly associated with behaviour: farmers concerned about specific health problems were much more likely to use protective equipment.
||protective clothing; agriculture; California; safety consciousness
||solar radiation; agricultural chemicals; USA; noise; sex-linked differences; tractors; survey; age-linked differences; dust
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Safety culture and safety consciousness