|Document ID (ISN)||111761|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Feola G., Binder C.R.
||Why don't pesticide applicators protect themselves? Exploring the use of personal protective equipment among Colombian smallholders
||2010, Vol.16, p.11-23. Illus. 57 ref.
||The misuse of personal protective equipment (PPE) during pesticide application was investigated among smallholders in Colombia. Findings suggest that the descriptive social norm was significantly influencing PPE use. The following were also important: having experienced pesticide-related health problems; age; the share of pesticide application carried out; the perception of PPE hindering work. Interestingly, the influence of these factors differed for different pieces of PPE. Since conformity to the social norm is a source of rigidity in the system, behavioural change may take the form of a discontinuous transition. Suggestions for triggering a transition towards more sustainable PPE use are formulated.
||Colombia; pesticide spraying; personal protective equipment; agriculture
||safety consciousness; human behaviour; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; job study; disobeying safety instructions; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
OSH in developing countries