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Community partners for healthy farming: involving communities in intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Authors
Ehlers-J; Palermo-T
Source
Am J Ind Med 1999 Sep; 36(S1):107-109
NIOSHTIC No.
20000843
Abstract
During the first half of this project, we have confirmed some beliefs and identified some strengths and barriers to agricultural safety. Collaboration is both valuable and usually enthusiastically embraced by workers and communities. Private and public sectors seek involvement, including worker-related organizations, schools, youth organizations, grower associations, extension service, media banks, agribusinesses, and both workers and managers or corporate and family farms. Partners volunteer their time, expertise, and financial resources. Workers readily provide useful ideas to researchers. Workers readily make adaptations to tools being evaluated; although potentially useful, the adaptations complicate evaluation. These projects provide important data to direct intervention efforts and develop models for agriculture and elsewhere. Furthermore, the processes developed may be useful models for other industries, e.g., construction, where the worksite is also dynamic, and small businesses in other industry sectors, especially where voluntary focus on health and safety is important. With the growing interest of citizens in many countries for less government regulation and, at the same time, growing interest in health and safety, models for community involvement and motivation for voluntary compliance will be valuable.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Occupational-hazards; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Work-environment; Workers; Occupational-health; Engineering-controls; Eye-injuries; Demographic-characteristics; Agriculture; Agricultural-safety; Safety-measures
Contact
Janet Ehlers, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R-21, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
19990901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jje0@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DRDS
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
OH; WV; ND; WA; CA
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