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The Pennsylvania Central Region Farm Safety Pilot Project: part II-baseline data associations between approach-to-safety and hazard conditions.

Authors
Landsittel-D; Hard-D; Murphy-D; Kiernan-NE
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1998 May; 4(Special Issue 1):21-28
NIOSHTIC No.
20025121
Abstract
This article analyzes baseline data associations between farmers’ approach-to-safety and hazard conditions on their farms. Identifying which aspects of approach-to-safety are significantly associated with actual hazard conditions will help researchers design and implement more effective educational interventions. Baseline data on 216 different farms in the Pennsylvania Central Region Farm Safety Pilot Project (PCRFSPP) were collected through the use of a self-administered survey questionnaire of the farmers’ approach-to-safety and a hazard audit (by a trained auditor) of participating farms. Factor analysis was used to determine construct validity of the questionnaire. To measure the reliability of the survey, Cronbach’s alpha was calculated for each component in the questionnaire. After adjusting for significant demographics (farm size, income, and hired labor) in a linear regression, greater concern by farm operators for absence of safety features was significantly associated with less hazardous conditions. These results provide useful guidelines for designing and implementing agricultural safety interventions by identifying which factors are significantly related to hazard conditions.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Safety-measures; Injury-prevention; Occupational-health; Training; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Accident-prevention; Author Keywords: Hazard conditions; Approach-to-safety; Demographics; Reliability
Contact
Douglas Lansittel, NIOSH, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Rd., M/S P1133, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
def6@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
Special Iss 1
ISSN
1074-7583
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
WV
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