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An economic motivator for safe farming: changing perceptions through learning.

Authors
Kidd-PS; Isaacs-SG; Cole-HP; Parshall-M; Scharf-T; Struttman-T
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1998 May; 4(Special Issue 1):205-212
NIOSHTIC No.
20024976
Abstract
Farm owner-operators and workers tend to make safety decisions from a subjective cost/benefit perspective. Our research has supported that farmworkers do not recognize the direct and indirect costs associated with work-related injury and thus are not making safety decisions on an accurate basis. We have developed two injury prevention interventions that require the active participation of the farmworker, acknowledge that farm economics and productivity are influential in shaping the improvements to economic viability of the farm. The two interventions, Kayles' Difficult Decisions exercise and the Farm Planning Tool, are discussed from a developmental and testing perspective. Considerations for using theses interventions in agricultural health and safety are addressed.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Safety-measures; Injury-prevention; Occupational-health; Training; Author Keywords: Agricultural economics; Agricultural safety; Injury prevention
Contact
Pamela Kidd, Spalding University, 851 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pskidd1@pop.uky.edu
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
AMB0090-0115
Issue of Publication
Special Iss 1
ISSN
1074-7583
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
OH; KY
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