|Document ID (ISN)||77314|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hwang S.A., Gomez M.I., Stark A.D., Lowery St. John T., Pantea C.I., Hallman E.M., May J.J., Scofield S.M.
||Safety awareness among New York farmers
||July 2000, Vol.38, No.1, p.71-81. 19 ref.
||This study was conducted to assess the health status and safety practices among year-round adult farm workers and residents and included a telephone interview survey of 1,727 persons from 552 farms in the state of New York (US). Significant predictors of making substitutions in the use of chemicals and major changes to equipment include younger age, more persons on the farm and higher gross sales. Having training is associated with having more than a high school education. Among all participants, the perception that personal protective equipment is useful is associated with being younger, male, an owner-operator or worker, and having at least a high school education. These findings suggest that older and less educated farmers should be targeted for health and safety programmes.
||safety consciousness; agriculture; state of health; New York
||USA; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; personal protective equipment; age-linked differences; substitution
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Safety culture and safety consciousness