|Document ID (ISN)||109140|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||MacFarlane E., Chapman A., Benke G., Meaklim J., Sim M., McNeil J.
||Training and other predictors of personal protective equipment use in Australian grain farmers using pesticides
||Feb. 2008, Vol.65, No.2, p.141-146. 33 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate patterns of use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce pesticide exposure in a sample of Australian farmers and also to assess possible predictive factors. A cross-sectional survey of 1102 farmers was conducted by means of a questionnaire. Up to 40% of the farmers reported routinely using no PPE at all when exposed to pesticides. In multivariate analyses PPE use appeared to be most strongly associated with younger age and farm chemical training. Other findings are discussed.
||safety consciousness; Australia; agriculture; personal protective equipment; pesticides
||information dissemination; limitation of exposure; questionnaire survey; disobeying safety instructions; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; safety and health training; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Safety culture and safety consciousness