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Document ID (ISN)102835
CIS number 03-1789
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schenker M.B., Orenstein M.R., Samuels S.J.
Title Use of protective clothing among California farmers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2002, Vol.42, No.5, p.455-464. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; agriculture; California; safety consciousness
Descriptors (secondary) solar radiation; agricultural chemicals; USA; noise; sex-linked differences; tractors; survey; age-linked differences; dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Agriculture
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors