This is a five year surveillance and intervention pilot project for the NIOSH National Pesticide PPE Use Surveillance and Intervention Program with a pilot project in Pennsylvania.
Q1: Developed a non-standardized list of comprehensive barriers to optimal PPE use and develop initial interventions to address barriers
Q2: Hosted a national stakeholder meeting for agriculture to formulate partner working groups and strategies to overcome barriers. Submitted a NORA grant proposal.
Q3: Drafted NIOSH comprehensive survey on PPE use practices and barriers.
Q4: Cognitive interview and pilot tested the NIOSH PPE use survey. Conducted focus groups in OR, WA, PA, and FL with diverse stakeholders in small and large farm establishments to identify solutions to the causes of poor PPE use practices
Q1-Q4: Develop partnerships, implement interventions in PA and disseminate locally and nationally
National Stakeholders Meeting for Agricultural Stakeholders
First comprehensive PPE practices survey
Interventions (displays): Chemical resistant gloves materials, pesticide label, chemical resistant clothing, & PPE according to label
1 Poster for NPPTL stakeholder meeting
7 Invited Presentations on project
Bilingual toll-free PPE Hotline and Email for agricultural pesticide handlers
Flyer (English and Spanish)
FY12 NORA proposal
> 800 partners nationally
3 manuscripts: 1) OR OSHA PPE violations data, 2) PPE regulations for Ag pesticide handlers, 3) Pesticide PPE use barriers
Reduced barriers to optimal PPE use, improved PPE practices, reduced pesticide illnesses and premature cancer deaths for worker and their families.