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Document ID (ISN)111785
CIS number 11-0411
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arcury-Quandt A.E., Gentry A.L., MarÝn A.J.
Title Hazardous materials on golf courses: Experience and knowledge of golf course superintendents and grounds maintenance workers from seven states
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.474-485. 28 ref.
Abstract The golf course sector has a growing Latino work force in the United States. This study examined golf course superintendents' and maintenance workers' pesticide knowledge, beliefs and safety training. In particular, it focused on knowledge of and adherence to OSHA Right-to-Know regulations. Interviews were conducted with 10 golf course superintendents in five states and with 16 maintenance workers in four states. Few superintendents were in compliance with Right-to-Know regulations or did pesticide safety training with all of their workers. Few workers had any pesticide safety knowledge. Most safety training on golf courses was rudimentary and focused on machine safety, and was usually conducted in the off-season or on rainy days, not before workers were assigned tasks. Culturally and linguistically appropriate Spanish language materials need to be developed or made more widely available to train workers. Better enforcement of safety and training regulations is necessary.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; information of personnel; limitation of exposure; migrant workers
Descriptors (secondary) USA; survey; public OSH institutions; disobeying safety instructions; employee rights
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Agricultural chemicals