|Document ID (ISN)||112335|
|Convention or series no.
BOMEL Limited, Health and Safety Executive
||Understanding and influencing farmers' attitudes
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, x, 110p. Illus. 85 ref.
||Understanding_and_influencing_farmers'_attitudes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; safety consciousness; human behaviour; safe working methods; agriculture
||survey; information dissemination; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Safety and health information
Safety culture and safety consciousness