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Document ID (ISN)109983
CIS number 09-928
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burgus S.K., Madsen M.D., Sanderson W.T., Rautiainen R.H.
Title Youths operating all-terrain vehicles - Implications for safety education
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.97-104. 16 ref.
Abstract All-terrain vehicle (ATV) use has increased in recent years. ATV injuries and deaths have also increased, particularly among youth. This article describes a survey taken during a farming convention aimed at identifying safety-related behaviors, injuries, and effects of ATV safety training among youth. There were 624 participants aged 12 to 20 with a median age of 16; 56% were male and 69% lived on a farm. Data were collected on whether or not the young persons had received safety training, took passengers, wore helmets, drove on unpaved roads and had been involved in accidents. Gender differences were found in behaviors and injury rates (males 37%, females 20%). ATV safety training appears to improve behaviours. Gender differences in operation, behaviors and injuries should be considered in ATV safety training.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; agricultural equipment; safety training in industry; agriculture; young persons; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; injuries; disobeying safety instructions; fatalities; sex-linked differences; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors