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Document ID (ISN)77314
CIS number 01-1440
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) 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.
Title Safety awareness among New York farmers
Bibliographic information July 2000, Vol.38, No.1, p.71-81. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; agriculture; state of health; New York
Descriptors (secondary) USA; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; personal protective equipment; age-linked differences; substitution
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Safety culture and safety consciousness