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Document ID (ISN)112335
CIS number 12-0047
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 700
Author(s)
BOMEL Limited, Health and Safety Executive
Title Understanding and influencing farmers' attitudes
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, x, 110p. Illus. 85 ref.
Internet access Understanding_and_influencing_farmers'_attitudes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This study has examined farmers' attitudes, and the underlying influences, to identify how these might be changed to help improve safety in the sector. An initial literature review showed that people's perceptions of risk are influenced by social, cultural and group processes but no studies look specifically at perceptions of risk and attitudes to safety among farmers. The main study examined the influences on farmers' attitudes based on interviews with 35 farmers either at their farm or at livestock markets in the South West and South East of England. The sample covered farmers on small and large farms. The study found that overall the farmers had positive attitudes and behaviours with respect to safety. However, negative attitudes and behaviours emerged in specific areas. Examples of good practice that emerged from the interviews with the farmers are included.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety consciousness; human behaviour; safe working methods; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) survey; information dissemination; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Safety and health information
Safety culture and safety consciousness