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Document ID (ISN)75113
CIS number 00-1071
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quandt S.A., Austin C.K., Arcury T.A., Summers M.E., Saavedra R.M.
Title Agricultural chemical safety training materials for farm workers: Review and annotated bibliography
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.6, No.1, p.3-24. 19 ref.
Abstract Preventing or reducing exposure to agricultural chemicals is an important focus for health educators serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. The development of the US Environmental Protection Agency Worker Protection Standard requiring that farmworkers receive pesticide-related training created a demand for culturally appropriate and effective training materials, yet no compendium of such materials exists. This paper reports the results of a search for and evaluation of training materials designed for use with farmworkers. There is considerable redundancy in the training materials currently available to health educators. Few items address the health issue of chemical residues in the fields, an important source of low-level chronic chemical exposure for farmworkers. There are no published evaluations of the effectiveness of any of the materials. This review suggests the need for further development and testing of appropriate training materials to reduce the exposure of farmworkers to agricultural chemicals.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; training material; agriculture; migrant workers
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; training course; national organization; USA; legal aspects; induction training; information of personnel; audiovisual training; evaluation of safety propaganda; teaching; bibliography; standard; safety training in industry; training manuals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Agricultural chemicals