|Document ID (ISN)||111983|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Verma A., Schulz M.R., Quandt S.A., Robinson E.N., Grzywacz J.G., Chen H., Arcury T.A.
||Eye health and safety among Latino farmworkers
||2nd quarter 2011, Vol.16, No.2, p.143-152. 24 ref.
||Farmworkers face a variety of risk factors for eye injuries. This survey of eye protection use and of eye safety knowledge and beliefs involved 300 Latino farmworkers in North Carolina. Few farmworkers reported using eye protection (8.3%); most (92.3%) reported that employers did not provide eye protection. Approximately 70% reported that they were not trained in preventing eye injuries; 81% believed that their chances of getting an eye injury were low. Many farmworkers chose to take risks in order to save time. Interventions are needed that target farmworker knowledge and beliefs about eye safety.
||North Carolina; eye injuries; safety consciousness; face and eye protection; migrant workers; agriculture
||USA; human behaviour; survey; supply of personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Face and eye protection