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Document ID (ISN)111713
CIS number 11-0425
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carruth A.K., Levin J.L., Gilmore K., Bui T., Gallardo G., Evert W., Sealey L.
Title Cultural influences on safety and health education among Vietnamese fishermen
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2010, Vol.15, No.4, p.375-385. 29 ref.
Abstract Each ethnic group has its own cultural background and history that influences how it views health behaviours. By virtue of their work history, many Vietnamese have pursued the fishing industry when migrating to the United States. Even though the fishing trades are among the most dangerous jobs in the world, there has been little attention in the literature to the significant role that culture plays in the expression and experience of occupational health practices among Vietnamese shrimp fishermen. Three focus group sessions were conducted to identify factors that hinder or facilitate receptivity to available training and to guide culturally appropriate content. Participants were recruited using purposive sampling among various Vietnamese shrimp fishermen communities in Texas. Findings highlight the importance of considering cultural factors in the design of workplace interventions that focus on changes in safety and occupational health behaviours.
Descriptors (primary) Texas; safety consciousness; migrant workers; fishing
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Crustacea; safety and health training; race-linked differences; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Safety culture and safety consciousness